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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:43 AM

US cybersecurity agency warns suspected Russian hacking campaign broader than previously believed

...and not a peep from the 'president'.

(CNN) - An alarming new alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security's cyber arm Thursday revealed that Russian hackers suspected of a massive, ongoing intrusion campaign into government agencies, private companies and critical infrastructure entities used a variety of unidentified tactics and not just a single compromised software program.

Specifically, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said it has determined that the SolarWinds Orion software vulnerability disclosed earlier this week is not the only way hackers compromised a variety of online networks -- warning that in some cases, victims appeared to have been breached despite never using the problematic software.

The news will likely only compound already escalating concerns about the scale and scope of the data breach, which CISA said Thursday "poses a grave risk" to networks across both the public and private sector.

"CISA has determined that this threat poses a grave risk to the Federal Government and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations," the alert issued by the agency said. "CISA expects that removing this threat actor from compromised environments will be highly complex and challenging for organizations."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/17/politics/us-government-hack-extends-beyond-solarwinds/index.html

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Reply US cybersecurity agency warns suspected Russian hacking campaign broader than previously believed (Original post)
spanone Dec 2020 OP
mikeysnot Dec 2020 #1
spanone Dec 2020 #2
uponit7771 Dec 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Dec 2020 #5
Renew Deal Dec 2020 #15
NCjack Dec 2020 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2020 #10
dalton99a Dec 2020 #6
CatLady78 Dec 2020 #7
orangecrush Dec 2020 #8
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #9
Tumbulu Dec 2020 #11
Escurumbele Dec 2020 #12
lpbk2713 Dec 2020 #13
twodogsbarking Dec 2020 #14

Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:45 AM

1. Compromised from the inside out

My guess. Just like last time with the compromised thumb drive.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:46 AM

2. no talk of sanctions. not even a tongue lashing from the 'president'

I suspect they were invited.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:47 AM

3. +1,

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:24 AM

5. You nailed it big time.

 

That in exchange for a Russian Secure phone.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 08:52 PM

15. It's a convenient conspiracy

But not based in reality. A software company had their software compromised. They do a lot of government work. The software was distributed to a large number of their customers including multiple federal agencies. The systems with the infected software were reachable over the internet via the compromised software. No thumb drives or "inside" help. I haven't heard anything about how the software company was compromised.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:20 AM

4. This s Moscow Mitch's fault. He has known for years that Trump is Russian agent,

and he did nothings to stop him.

Mitch and Don belong in jail, being waterboarded by the CIA.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 03:56 AM

10. Yup. He knew before the 2016 election.

Moscow Mitch has received a lot from Russia. He uses his office to aid Russian oligarchs. He used Russian oligarchs to remain in office.


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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:26 AM

6. The traitor was eager to help his master

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:19 PM

8. K&R

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:50 PM

9. and for 20 years the rs complaind about the hill using a private unsecured email server for state

dept emails . millions wasted on fake hearings that found nothing. and we get this generations digital pearl harbor.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 01:39 PM

11. My guess this is why Trump thought

so sincerely that he would “win” again.

He was under the impression the hack would give him more votes. They just miscalculated how many people voted against him.

Or they don’t need him anymore.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 06:54 PM

12. But wait...trump said everything is under control, just like he has the pandemic under control

I want to go to sleep and wake up on January 20th, 2021, I want to see the buffoon being walked out of the White House.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 06:59 PM

13. Trump will fire whoever put that word out.



But of course Joe will rehire them in about a month.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 08:48 PM

14. What about Hillary's

secret server and emails?

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