Chinese 'Muddling Meerkat' Cyber Group Manipulates Great Firewall, Threatens Global DNS

May 1, 2024
Chinese 'Muddling Meerkat' Cyber Group Manipulates Great Firewall, Threatens Global DNS
  • Chinese threat actor Muddling Meerkat, linked to the government, has been manipulating the Great Firewall to scan DNS networks globally since October 2019.

  • Muddling Meerkat controls the Great Firewall and has altered DNS mail server records with fake responses.

  • The actor's advanced knowledge of DNS and stealth tactics suggest a potential for future disruptive cyberattacks.

  • Connections have been made between Muddling Meerkat's activities and Great Firewall operators.

  • The discovery underscores the need for robust DNS detection and response strategies to safeguard against complex threats.

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