The US government affirmed Sunday that its PC networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post revealed at any rate two offices had been focused by Russian state programmers. US government affirms digital assault
“We have been working intimately with our organization accomplices in regards to as of late found action on government organizations,” a representative for the Cyber security and Infrastructure Security Agency uncovered.
“CISA is providing technical assistance to affected entities as they work to identify and mitigate any potential compromises.”
The Post said the hacks were linked to an attack last week on cyber security firm Fire Eye, which said its own defenses were breached by sophisticated attackers who stole tools used to test customers’ computer systems.
Fire Eye said it suspected the attack was state-sponsored.
US media reports also said the FBI was investigating a group working for the Russian foreign intelligence service, SVR, and that breaches had been taking place for months.
The same group also reportedly hacked US government agencies during the Obama administration.
“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,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot said.
Russia’s government office in the US hit back later Sunday against what it said were the “unwarranted” media claims, denying any function in the supposed assaults.
“Malignant exercises in the data space repudiates the standards of the Russian international strategy, public interests and our comprehension of interstate relations,” the consulate said in a proclamation on its authority Facebook page.
“Russia doesn’t direct hostile activities in the digital space.”