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Large-scale domestic and international surveillance and activity-tracking grid operated by a large South East Asian country are also enabling its APT teams to strike deep into the digital territories of other countries. This country has invested extensively in promoting cost-effective surveillance technologies around the world using its diplomatic levers and economic dominance.
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The surveillance grid includes digital listening tools, smart cameras, vehicle, and asset tracking systems, and dual-use devices that are creating a significant digital catchment area for this country to gather a range of data.
This country maintains one of the largest domestic surveillance facilities in the world run with evolved AI, big data, and cross-platform activity tracking. With an active domestic industry that generates tools aiding the maintenance and management of this surveillance grid, this country has gained a strategic advantage in avoiding the use of imported tools that may open up this well-established grid to other actors. In the guise of promoting governance and domestic order, this surveillance grid is enabling not just data collection but also the trial of new and more stealthy data collection tools that facilitate much deeper penetration of target infrastructure in other countries while maintaining an undetectable digital footprint.    
In addition to the possibility of data exfiltration at multiple levels, there is also a possibility of such data ending up in the hands of actors who might exploit it for carrying out disruptive cyberattacks or for ransom. Either way, this is bad news. With OT networks being open and vulnerable and IoT devices lacking adequate security, state-backed hackers associated with this surveillance grid could easily launch attacks or keep large volumes of internet users under surveillance to harvest valuable data.   
To secure your business against such attacks you need to improve your IT, OT, and IoT security practices and your overall security posture. With each passing day, hackers are becoming more brazen and disruptive and it is high time we become aware of their tactics and deploy countermeasures. 
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sectrio authored by Prayukth K V. Read the original post at:
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