Hacking Team orchestrated brazen BGP hack to hijack IPs it didn’t own
“Spyware service provider Hacking Team orchestrated the hijacking of IP addresses it didn’t own to help Italian police regain control over several computers that were being monitored in an investigation, e-sent among company employees showed.
Over a six day period in August 2013, Italian Web host Aruba S.p.A. fraudulently announced its ownership of 256 IP addresses into the global routing system known as border gateway protocol, the messages document. Aruba’s move came under the direction of Hacking Team and the Special Operations Group of the Italian National Military Police, which was using Hacking Team’s Remote Control System malware to monitor the computers of unidentified targets. The hijacking came after the IP addresses became unreachable under its rightful owner Santrex, the ‘bullet-proof’ Web hosting provider that catered to criminals and went out of business in October 2013, according to KrebsOnSecurity.”