Garmin Facing U.S. Investigation Over Payments to Terrorists By Third Party Following Cyber Attack

channelnews | August 05, 2020

Garmin Facing U.S. Investigation Over Payments to Terrorists By Third Party Following Cyber Attack
Garmin is believed to be under investigation by US authorities, for paying cyber terrorists millions of dollars via a third party after their data operations were taken down in a major hack attack by an organisation called Evil Corp.The US Company who like to present themselves as a squeaky-clean Company appears to have had no hesitation in paying Evil Corp who has been sanctioned by the US Treasury as a terrorist organisation.

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A wireless ad hoc network is a continuously self-configuring, infrastructure-less decentralized type of wireless network. An important concern in wireless ad hoc environment is secure transmission of information. This paper is a combined contribution to the field of steganography and ad-hoc networks. Various ad hoc networks attacks are studied and steganography methods to help fight them in order to give a new approach to security in ad hoc networks. The proposed solution attracts more importance as it ensures two layers of security through secret asynchronous data sharing through different paths along with using steganography concepts.

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A wireless ad hoc network is a continuously self-configuring, infrastructure-less decentralized type of wireless network. An important concern in wireless ad hoc environment is secure transmission of information. This paper is a combined contribution to the field of steganography and ad-hoc networks. Various ad hoc networks attacks are studied and steganography methods to help fight them in order to give a new approach to security in ad hoc networks. The proposed solution attracts more importance as it ensures two layers of security through secret asynchronous data sharing through different paths along with using steganography concepts.

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