“ASML hack went through zeroday vulnerability in VPN with subsidiary ‘




The hack in Veldhoven tech company ASML could take place thanks to a time still not known vulnerability in VPN connections at a Chinese subsidiary. As did Chinese hackers usernames and passwords to get in hands, claiming KRO Reporter NCRV.

Focal Reporter has its own research after new details about the ASML hack earlier this year revealed in the broadcast of Sunday evening. The hack could take place according to Reporter zeroday via a vulnerability in a VPN connection, which was used to penetrate at Brion Technologies in Shenzhen, China. Brion Technologies is a subsidiary of ASML.

So did the hackers usernames and password hashes in hands. Using this data then they Citrix environment ASML have invaded. That would be discovered only after the US subsidiary of ASML, Cymer, alarm bells were sounded after failed login attempts. The hackers would have had access to the network for at least three days of ASML. After investigation would have been detected malware which is written on computers using the Chinese language setting.

ASML gave in February to face a hack after Tweakers this out brought. The maker of chip equipment said they have no evidence that valuable information had been captured, but according to reporter, the company would have no idea what was stolen because the hackers were able to cover their tracks carefully.

However, the hackers might have been looking for doc and pdf files, and it will be clear that this is economic espionage. The AIVD is concerned about this kind of espionage, which would become more frequent. “The number of inquiries is increasing annually rap”, says Kuipers, the second man of intelligence, “Under every stone which we look, we will find something. And that’s what worries us, because we look not nearly under every stone.”


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