Security Breach at the US Treasury
The United States Treasury, and other government organizations across the globe have faced a long running security breach. Officials are currently working hard to find out more information.
The United States Treasury and underlying commerce departments have been the victim of a cyber-attack, allegedly the group who carried out the attack is backed by a foreign government. The white house held a national security council meeting about the security breach on Saturday. The CISA and the FBI are currently investigating the attack. This attack comes less than a month after President Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs, the nation’s top director of cybersecurity and infrastructure.
Solar Winds has suggested its users update their existing software.
The compromised software included the NTIA’s Microsoft office 365, and SolarWinds Orion. Both of which had been monitored by the group for months before the attack. Using a highly sophisticated hacking system, the group was able to bypass the authentication.
The United States Treasury is among many organizations all over the world to be hacked by this group. Orion is suggesting an immediate upgrade to all its users to address the vulnerability.
Across the Globe, officials are working to recover from this security breach.
Officials in the UK have reported a similar breach in security and have reported the compromises as a serious event. British officials are working to figure out how much data has been compromised in the UK. Both British and US officials have stated that it is an unknown foreign government, most likely a nation state. Officials have also commented on the severity of the breach and stated that the full scope of the attack is unclear, and many agencies are working to find out more specific information.
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