US investigates suspected cyber-espionage campaign against government agencies dating back months
Hackers breached the Commerce Department, and reportedly have infiltrated the Treasury Department and other U.S. agencies, in incidents that government security officials said Sunday that they were fighting to contain. There were signs that the impact could stretch far and wide not only in the government, but also the private sector. SolarWinds, an IT provider to many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies that boasts more than 300,000 customers, said it was working with law enforcement, the intelligence community and others to investigate a vulnerability apparently implanted into its supply chain by a nation state. Cybersecurity firm FireEye said it had seen signs of compromise, delivered via SolarWinds software updates, in government and industry dating back to the spring in what the company called “a global intrusion campaign.” “We’ve so far been able to identify affected organizations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” according to FireEye. “They’ve […] The post US investigates suspected cyber-espionage campaign against government agencies dating back months appeared first on CyberScoop.
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