Cybersecurity Expert Dmitri Alperovitch on What the Associated Press Describes as a Monthslong Global Cyberespionage Campaign Allegedly Leveraged by Russia, Involving u.s. Federal Agencies.

December 13, 2020

This can turn into one of the most impactful espionage campaigns on record.

  • This so-called campaign began months ago but has only recently been revealed.
  • A cybersecurity firm called FireEye announced it had been hacked, and some of its “tools” stolen.
    FireEye has many high-profile clients including the U.S. gov’t.
  • Why This Matters: The extent of the hacking is unknown at this time, as well as its lasting impact. Here’s how The New York Times describes it: “Officials said a hunt was on to determine if other parts of the government had been affected by what looked to be one of the most sophisticated, and perhaps among the largest, attacks on federal systems in the past five years. Several said national security-related agencies were also targeted, though it was not clear whether the systems contained highly classified material.”

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by Jenna Lee,

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