Russians are “likely” perpetrators of U.S. government hack, official report says, official report says.

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The multi-agency study is the first Trump administration assertion of attribution for the violation of at least 10 federal agencies

According to the US Office, Russia was “likely” behind a series of hacks by U.S. federal agencies last month. National Intelligence Chief, who said the hackers violated less than 10 federal agencies. “likely of Russian origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-government networks.”probably of Russian origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber copy Intrusion into departments such as Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury and Commerce is now considered to be the worst documented cyber compromise, at least because the Office of Personnel Management took electronic dossiers on most Americans with security clearances five years ago. The latest round of attacks, many of which were traced to a corrupted software update from SolarWinds, which makes commonly used network management programs, was discovered by the security company FireEye, which itself was breached. Other attacks have used Microsoft cloud services resellers, with email a hackers’ prime target.

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