Lax security left the U.S. Treasury’s computer system for tracking overseas threats to America’s financial system vulnerable to hackers, according to a government audit prepared in late 2014 and obtained by Reuters.
The Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network is used by U.S. spy agencies to share top-secret information and to keep tabs on the impact of sanctions against countries such as Iran and Russia, as well as militant groups like Hezbollah.
“As a result … devices may not be protected with the most secure recommended configurations, increasing the risk of being compromised,” the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General, or OIG, said. Continue reading
Senior officials say breach of unclassified data ‘far more intrusive and worrisome’ than thought
Emails to and from US President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday.
Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber “event” late last year, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the attack. Continue reading
When the Department of Homeland Security mentions the Russians have infected critical industrial control systems with malware, it’s nearly over for America.
They are able to do this through SCADA systems which has been mentioned here as early as 2013 in the following previous posts:
The threat is real, now in motion and eerily resembles ‘grey terror’ as described in Viktor Suvorov’s book, “Spetsnaz: the story behind the Soviet SAS” during the ‘oveture’ phase in chapter 15, titled Spetsnaz’s First World War.
The sword draws closer to America every day.
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Washington (CNN) Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president’s schedule. While such information is not classified, it is still highly sensitive and prized by foreign intelligence agencies, U.S. officials say.