In the United States, it was reported that hackers allegedly connected with Russian intelligence were involved in attacks on the systems of the United States Treasury and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This was reported on December 13 by The Washington Post.
The publication notes that we are talking about the hacker group APT29 or Cozy Bear, which allegedly works for Russian intelligence.
The FBI is investigating the incident. What information the hackers managed to obtain is currently not established.
Earlier, on December 9, it became known about the hacking of the leading United States cybersecurity company FireEye, whose customers are the UK and US governments.
According to the preliminary version, the hackers are sponsored by the state. FireEye estimates its systems have been compromised by hackers with “world-class capabilities.” It is noted that they now have access to sophisticated hacking tools that FireEye uses to test the security systems of its clients, including the FBI, agencies, central banks and some of the world’s largest companies.
In August, the Norwegian parliament announced a cyberattack. E-mail, account numbers, social security numbers, banking information and other personal information of employees and politicians of the Norwegian parliament have become hackers’ prey. In October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway named the Russian Federation as the organizer of a cyber attack on the country’s parliament. The Russian Embassy in Oslo considered such statements a provocation.