Russian hackers broke into the systems of the United States Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce – E Hacking News
The Russian Embassy in the United States has already called the accusations against Moscow baseless. They recalled that Vladimir Putin offered to restore bilateral relations in the field of international information security, but Russia did not receive a response from the United States
According to Reuters and the Washington Post, Russian hackers broke into the systems of the US Department of the Treasury and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a division of the US Department of Commerce.
According to media reports, a group of hackers Cozy Bear, close to Russian intelligence, was involved in the attack. After breaking into the system, the hackers gained access to Microsoft Office and read the Ministry of Finance’s e-mail for several months.
The New York Times has already called this hack the largest in the last five years. The data leak was confirmed only by the Department of Commerce. According to Reuters, a meeting of the national security Council was held at the White House on Saturday. The investigation is just beginning, the amount of data that hackers received is unknown.
“Unfortunately, publications in the press have ceased to be a reliable source of information for us. As for why these hacks continue or why they allow them to be hacked, it seems to me that this is an endless race of the security system. Among other things, this is a huge business,” comments Yuri Rogulev, Director of the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the study of the United States.
“Again, there is no evidence that Russian hackers are involved”, said Roman Romachev, General Director of the R-Techno intelligence technology agency.
According to him, everything is aimed at once again increasing tensions in the first place in cyberspace in relation to Russia. And in order for taxpayers to understand where their billions are going, the US authorities periodically whip up such hysteria against alleged Russian hackers.
The Russian Embassy in the United States has already called the accusations against Moscow baseless. They recalled that Vladimir Putin offered to restore bilateral relations in the field of international information security, but Russia did not receive a response from the United States.