Cyber-Security Puzzle: Who Is Sending Internet Traffic On Long, Strange Trips?

Data streams from US financial companies and foreign governments sent out over the Internet are being rerouted by computer hackers – diverted to overseas locations where they can be spied upon or altered, then shot along to their expected destination with barely a delay and nobody the wiser, cyber-security experts say.

Victims whose Internet traffic was diverted included major US financial institutions, network service providers, and foreign governments including South Korea, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Libya, and Iran.

Beginning in February and then again in August, Internet data streams were redirected almost daily – with different entities targeted sometimes over multiple days – according to Renesys, a cyber-security company in Manchester, N.H., that specializes in monitoring Internet pathways.

via Cyber-security puzzle: Who is sending Internet traffic on long, strange trips? – CSMonitor.com.
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