Russian Hackers Suspected in Broad Attack on US Government, Businesses
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From the RightWhat We Know About the Cyberattack on the U.S. Treasury
The White House acknowledged reports on Sunday that the U.S. Department of Treasury was hacked by a foreign government. According to the reports, the cyberattack was also carried out on the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Informations Administration (NTIA) and prompted an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.
"The United States government is aware of these reports and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation," John Ullyot, a National Security Council spokesman said in a statement.
From the CenterHack of Federal Agencies Shows Cyber Dangers to Supply Chains
A suspected Russian hack that is rippling across federal agencies and U.S. businesses highlights the far-reaching impacts of attacks on supply chains.
Customers of the software provider SolarWinds Inc. began unknowingly installing malware this spring through seemingly routine updates to a network-management tool, the company reported in a regulatory filing Monday. The updates included a weak point created by attackers and could have exposed nearly 18,000 of the Austin, Texas, company’s 300,000 customers.
While the fallout remains unclear, the monthslong campaign by the hackers underscores the complexities of vetting and...
From the LeftGovernment and industry reeling after Russian hackers pierce internal networks
WASHINGTON — The discovery this weekend that Russian hackers used sophisticated techniques to infiltrate a broad swath of government and corporate networks to steal sensitive information sent cybersecurity experts into a panic, leaving open the question of how the U.S. will respond.
The attribution was made on Sunday, according to one source familiar with the matter, who said the spy group responsible for the breach is known to the military and intelligence community. U.S. Cyber Command, the military combatant command charged with pursuing U.S. enemies in cyberspace, is closely involved...