US Federal Government Agencies Hit In Global Cyberattack
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has confirmed that a global Cyberattack has adversely affected several federal government agencies in the United States. The attack has targeted widely used software, causing significant concern among officials.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced that it is assisting multiple federal agencies that have been targeted by cyber intrusions.
The attacks were made possible by a vulnerability in the file transfer software MOVEit, according to a statement from Eric Goldstein, the agency’s executive assistant director for cybersecurity.
CISA is currently providing support to the affected agencies in response to the security breach. Efforts are underway to comprehend the effects and provide prompt solutions, according to a statement made by an official.
The possible involvement of a Russian-speaking cyber gang, known for its past cyberattacks, in the recent attacks faced by federal agencies is currently under investigation. It remains unclear whether this group is responsible for the attacks.
A spokesperson from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) declined to provide any comments regarding the responsible party behind the recent breach of federal agencies, as well as the number of individuals affected by the hacking campaign.
The FBI and National Security Agency have yet to respond to email inquiries regarding the details of the breaches.
In a recent interview with MSNBC, Jen Easterly, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), expressed her confidence that the recent hacks on federal agencies will not result in any significant impacts.
Easterly stated that she was absolutely certain about this matter, providing assurance to the public regarding the security of federal agencies.
Progress Software Corp has developed a file transfer tool called MOVEit, which is widely used by organizations to exchange files with collaborators or customers.
According to John Hammond, a senior researcher at the security firm Huntress, a new tool has the potential to be utilized by financial institutions that mandate customers to submit their data for loan applications.
According to the speaker, there exists a significant possibility for an adversary to gain access to certain information.
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Cl0p, an online extortion group, has recently claimed responsibility for the MOVEit hack. However, the group has stated that it will not use any data obtained from government agencies for exploitation purposes.
A group has claimed to have erased all data belonging to government, city, and police services. The group made a statement on their website, reassuring these organizations not to worry about their data. The requests for comment from Cl0p or Progress have gone unanswered.