MTN Security Challenge. Why this company has to deal with notorious hackers trying to steal data them? The reason there are looking for traffic tools.

Because according to various cybersecurity researcher group report. There a vulnerability backdoor the MTN network. Allows experienced hackers to get data using DNS tunneling hacking techniques.

Notice the Domain Name System (DNS) a group of servers on the Internet. Which enable the translation of humanly readable domains. Such as as an example into what we call an Internet Protocol addresses.

Tunneling hacking skills refer to an intelligent practice for a hacker of routing network traffic. Over a port or a  protocol, it does not usually travel over.

practice of tunneling hacking somehow legal at a certain level. Because the exact process your Virtual Private Networking, VPN do to secure your data limited Internet traffic.

How does the DNS tunneling work?

The DNS tunneling is when someone encrypted a traffic the protocol used for DNS. However, not an everyday activity. type of operation usually orchestrated by hackers. Individuals who want to bypass controls put to safeguard a network.

According to some specialist. It technically to get data using DNS tunneling on the MTN network. The specialist continues said eventually it will not be a remarkably fast because of the limitation of the DNS protocol.

Nevertheless, Internet security analyst has noticed connections to MTN’s DNS servers reset often. It’s a safety move without any doubt”, put as a countermeasure to interrupting persistent connections, on the network.

Nonetheless, there is another possibility to reach MTN’s root DNS servers even if you have no airtime or data, the researcher added.

Besides the existant vulnerability presented by DNS tunneling, the cybersecurity specialist does notice other issues with the captive portal is displayed when you run out of data airtime.
Crucially, the page does not have a security certificate at all. The reason for is the IP address of the MTN No Funds domain ( is equally associating with several other MTN domains.

open bridge the could exploited by phishing scams with low Hacking skill easy.

Why MTN is resisting under attack constantly?
It’s is important to know that “DNS tunneling is just one of many types of cyber attacks operators on a constant basis,” executive for corporate affairs at MTN Jacqui O’Sullivan said an interview

“MTN is monitoring any potential security attacks or bypass mechanisms, has built- protocols to manage such attacks.”

O’Sullivan said MTN aware of the exploit identified by the researcher, as well as the older example they provided their report about the vulnerabilities they discovered. “ both instances measures we’re putting to limit MTN’s exposure,” O’Sullivan said.

“MTN proactively manages environment because the attempted attacks are changing, we focus on identifying the abuse then implementing the necessary controls.”