Chris Clements Discusses Air-Gapped Networks

Chris Clements, VP of Solutions Architecture at Cerberus Sentinel, explains how hackers execute a cyberattack on an air-gapped network…

Are Air-Gapped Networks Enough to Stop Malware? They Might Not Be for Long

By SCOTT IKEDA

May 26, 2020

The last successful air gap attack via USB drives in the US led to the creation of the United States Cyber Command: “In 2008 the US Central Command (CentCom) air-gapped network was compromised when an adversary packaged infected thumb drives in stores near the base.  When service members bought and inserted these drives into their computers, the malware activated and spread throughout the high security military network … The Ramsay malware has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored intelligence operation. It has capabilities to restrict its behavior to specific targets, which are typically not seen in general cybercrime malware built to infect indiscriminately.” – Chris Clements

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