FBI, NSA say ongoing hacks at US federal agencies

The U.S. government says hackers “likely Russian in origin” are responsible for breaching the networks of at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several major tech companies, including FireEye  and Microsoft. In a joint statement published Tuesday, the FBI, the NSA and Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit, CISA, said that the government was “still working to understand […]

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Cybersecurity firm FireEye says hacked by a nation-state

FireEye,  normally the first company that cyberattack victims will call, has now admitted it too has fallen victim to hackers, which the company called a “sophisticated threat actor” that was likely backed by a nation-state. In a blog post confirming the breach, the company’s chief executive Kevin Mandia said the nation-backed hackers have “top-tier offensive capabilities,” but did […]

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The Furious Hunt for the MAGA Bomber

WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN in and around New York City nearly every day, so the appearance of a suspicious package at George Soros’ residence in Westchester County didn’t initially raise many eyebrows at the FBI‘s hulking New York field office. Late on the evening of Monday, October 22, 2018, the office received an alert known as a “nine-liner”—a […]

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