Just how bad is that hack that hit US government agencies?

Just how bad is that hack that hit US government agencies?

Posted December 17, 2020

Just how bad is that hack that hit US government agencies?

  • Since at least March, hackers likely working for Russian intelligence have embedded themselves without detection inside the unclassified networks of several U.S. government agencies and hundreds of companies.
  • Jake Williams, a former NSA hacker and founder of Rendition Infosec, said hackers would have gone for the targets that got their “biggest bang for their buck,” referring to FireEye and government targets.
  • “I have no doubt in my mind that had the Russians not targeted FireEye we would not know about this,” Williams said, praising the security giant’s response to the attacks. “We’re going to find more government agencies that were breached. They’re not detecting it independently. This only got discovered because FireEye got hit,” he said.

– Zack Whittaker | December 17, 2020