U.S. Government Fears Juniper’s Exploit May Have Lead to 3 Years Foreign Infiltration.

 

Juniper Security Risk May Lead to US Government Information Leak for Past 3 years.

Today, 12/19/2015, Juniper announced they have discovered that their source code had been changed on some of their devices.  Juniper’s networking equipment is widely used in the U.S. Government Offices.

 

The US Government has said a few times this year, usually during a major security breach, that it’s amping up it’s network security against foreign countries. Unfortunately, it may not do much good if information was able to be unencrypted for the last 3 years.

 

 


 

CNN reports:

The FBI is investigating the breach, which involved hackers installing a back door on computer equipment, U.S. officials told CNN. Juniper disclosed the issueThursday along with an emergency security patch that it urged customers to use to update their systems “with the highest priority.”

A major breach at computer network company Juniper Networks has U.S. officials worried that hackers working for a foreign government were able to spy on the encrypted communications of the U.S. government and private companies for the past three years.

 

 

Source:  http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/18/politics/juniper-networks-us-government-security-hack/index.html

 

Eddie Dounn

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