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Russian hackers evaded layers of U.S. security to attack America’s military and intelligence agencies

New York Times 14th Dec 2020, The scope of a hack engineered by one of Russia’s premier intelligence agencies became clearer on Monday, when some Trump administration officials acknowledged that other federal agencies — the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and parts of the Pentagon — had been compromised. Investigators were struggling to determine the extent to which the military, intelligence community and nuclear laboratories were affected by the highly sophisticated attack.
United States officials did not detect the attack until recent weeks, and then only when a private cybersecurity firm, FireEye, alerted American intelligence that the hackers had evaded layers of defenses.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/us/politics/russia-hack-nsa-homeland-security-pentagon.html

December 17, 2020 - Posted by | Russia, secrets,lies and civil liberties, USA, weapons and war

1 Comment »

  1. Hard to blame them under the circumstances.

    Comment by jeffgolin1 | December 17, 2020 | Reply


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