‘GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.
Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port scan all of the servers in a country to provide information on user endpoints and scan for potential vulnerabilities. The ability to port scan is not new, but the scale of its use by government spies, with 27 countries scanned by 2009, has shocked many familiar with the software.’
Latest posts by Carol Adl (see all)
- Trump Withdraws US From Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal - January 23, 2017
- Student Faces Jail for Throwing Paper Plane At Teacher - January 23, 2017
- Trump Willing To Team Up With Putin To Fight ISIS - January 23, 2017