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New Alternate Reality System Tricks Hackers Into Thinking Attack Worked

HADES, standing for High-fidelity Adaptive Deception and Emulation System, is scientist’s new answer to combating hackers. This anti-hacker system, rather than simply blocking the attack, uses an alternate reality to go a step further and actually feed the hackers with false information to make them think their attempt worked.

The aptly named HADES was developed by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in the US. The system tricks the hackers into revealing their tools and methods by making them carry out the hack in an alternate reality, which basically clones the targeted environment the hacker wishes to enter.

Along with helping organizations protect their data, this will help the experts understand and combat the increasingly sophisticated hacking techniques that are being developed these days.

"Simply kicking a hacker out is next-to-useless. The hacker has asymmetry on his side; we have to guard a hundred possible entry points and a hacker only needs to...(continued)
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