US intel agencies say recent US govt hack “likely Russian in origin”


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The statement said the evidence that has been gathered so far indicates “an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-governmental networks.”

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The attack, which has impacted computer networks of roughly half a dozen US government agencies and a number of private sector companies, is believed to be “an intelligence gathering effort,” but investigators are still working to understand its full scope, according to the statement from the Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG).

That group consists of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the National Security Agency (NSA).

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