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China-Linked ‘Muddling Meerkat’ Hijacks DNS to Map Internet on Global Scale
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China-Linked ‘Muddling Meerkat’ Hijacks DNS to Map Internet on Global Scale

Since October 2019, a previously unreported cyber threat known as Muddling Meerkat has been seen engaging in complex domain name system (DNS) operations in an apparent attempt to get around security barriers and do network reconnaissance worldwide. The threat actor, according to cloud security company Infoblox, is probably connected to the People's Republic of China (PRC) and has the ability to manage the Great Firewall (GFW), which filters access to foreign websites and controls internet traffic into and out of the nation. The reference to their "bewildering" operations and their misuse of DNS open resolvers, or DNS servers that allow recursive queries from any IP address, to transmit requests from the Chinese IP space is the reason behind the term. The business stated in a stud...