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Russia has new tool for massive internet shutdown attack, leaked documents claim | Defense One
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Russia has new tool for massive internet shutdown attack, leaked documents claim | Defense One

Newly revealed documents depict a botnet and hacker apps known as Fronton, Fonton-3D, and Fonton-18. These are not going to be used to crash the internet or spy through your phone’s camera, however. More than likely they are designed to spew out misinformation to a large number of users and overwhelm certain systems. The crashing of certain platforms could spell more disaster for the U.S. as more workers are depending on the internet and these platforms to work from home. A quote from the leaked document states that “an attack on national DNS servers can make the Internet inaccessible for several hours in a small country.”

Source: https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/03/russia-has-new-tool-massive-internet-shutdown-attack-leaked-documents-claim/163983/

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