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US says Russian hackers have collected intelligence from American defense contractors

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2022
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Russian government-backed hackers have acquired sensitive information on the development and deployment of US weapons by breaching American defense contractors over the last two years, US security agencies said in a public advisory on Wednesday.

The information gathered is unclassified, but offers "significant insight into US weapons platforms development and deployment timelines," and also covers export-controlled technology, according to the FBI, National Security Agency and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

It's one of the clearest public statements yet from the US government on how Kremlin-linked hackers have gathered intelligence on...

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