New Revelations Suggest Russian Hack Of US Agencies 'Very Possibly The Worst Ever'
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • one month ago • 112 comments
By: Wayne Duggan , Benzinga Staff Writer
Full Disclosure: I own shares of several Cybersecurity stocks . . .
The successful cyberattack on the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Commerce Department and a handful of major U.S. companies reported earlier this week may be far worse than initially feared.
A Russian government hacker group known as APT29 or Cozy Bear was reportedly responsible for the attack.
What Happened? On Monday, Microsoft Corporation MSFT 0.44% and cybersecurity company FireEye Inc FEYE 14.67% said hackers breached software provider SolarWinds Corp SWI 1.53% and then deployed malware to infect networks of other companies and government agencies.
"The hack compromised federal agencies and 'critical infrastructure' in a sophisticated attack that was hard to detect and will be difficult to undo, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in an unusual warning message," The Associated Press reports..