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US Treasury Department computer hack: Federal Agencies at Risk

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The possible US Treasury Department computer hack is still under investigation; apparently, other federal agencies are at risk of a cyber-attack.

The possible US Treasury Department computer hack is still under investigation.
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Hackers possibly got into computers at the US Treasury Department and perhaps other federal agencies, touching off a government answer comprising the National Security Council.

Security Council representative John Ullyot announced that the government is informed of reports about the hacks, Sunday. “We are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation,” Ullyot wrote in an email.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of government stated it has been serving with other agencies, mentioning “regarding recently discovered activity on government networks. CISA is providing technical assistance to affected entities as they work to identify and mitigate any potential compromises.”


US Treasury Department computer hack Supported By Foreign Government

Sources reported that a group supported by a foreign government took information from Treasury and a Commerce Department agency accountable for determining internet and telecommunications system. Intelligence agencies are reportedly concerned if other agencies were hacked applying similar tools.

Last month, President Donald Trump dismissed Chris Krebs, the director of CISA, after Krebs vouched for the presidential election’s integrity and discussed Trump’s demands of public electoral fraud.

Last Tuesday, leading US cybersecurity firm FireEye announced that the foreign government hackers by “world-class capabilities” broke into its system and took offensive tools it employs to probe the defenses of its thousands of customers. Those clients include state, federal, and local governments and head global corporations.


FireEye CEO Gives More Details about US Treasury Department Computer Cyber-Attack

A FireEye CEO, Kevin Mandia, stated in a statement, The hackers “primarily sought information related to certain government customers,” He didn’t name them. Mandia said there was no evidence they got customer data from its consulting or breach-response companies or threat-intelligence information it receives.

FireEye is a significant cybersecurity player — it replied to the Sony and Equifax data breaks and helped Saudi Arabia prevent an oil industry cyberattack — and has performed a crucial role in identifying Russia as the protagonist in various aggressions in the global digital conflict’s burgeoning netherworld.

Neither Mandia nor a FireEye representative stated when the company discovered the hack or who might be responsible. However, many in the cybersecurity community mistrust Russia.


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