Foreign hackers are targeting federal, state and local IT networks, feds warn
Foreign government-linked hackers have been exploiting old software vulnerabilities in an effort to access federal, state and local computer networks in ongoing activity, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned Friday. The federal advisory, which did not point the finger at a particular foreign government, said that the malicious cyber activity had in some cases “resulted in unauthorized access to elections support systems.” However, FBI and CISA officials said there was “no evidence to date that integrity of elections data has been compromised.” “Although it does not appear these targets are being selected because of their proximity to elections information, there may be some risk to elections information housed on government networks,” the FBI and CISA advisory said. “Elections support systems” are typically IT infrastructure, like email servers, that local government officials use for a range of business, whether related to an election or not. Those systems are […] The post Foreign hackers are targeting federal, state and local IT networks, feds warn appeared first on CyberScoop.
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