29 January 2022
WSJ: Google, Facebook Agreed to Team Up Against Possible Antitrust Action, Draft Lawsuit Says
1 year ago
Infosec: A second group of hackers have targeted SolarWinds systems Some SolarWinds systems have been found to be compromised by malware called Supernova
President Trump's outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr says it 'appears' Russia responsible for massive cyber attack on U.S. government and private sector, joining Secretary of State Pompeo in blaming Moscow
1 year ago
The Russian Federation officially and strongly denies any involvement in hacker attacks on US institutions and companies, - Putin's spokesperson Peskov said.
USA: US lawmakers should approve $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecommunications network equipment that the US government says poses risks to national security
US President-elect Biden's team to consider several options to punish Russia for its suspected role in the hacking of US government agencies & companies once he takes office, from new financial sanctions to cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure
CNN quotes former Director of Cybersecurity Agency: The cyber attack in the United States may be more extensive than announced
WH officials were preparing to release a statement Friday assigning blame on Russia for recent massive cyberattack but were told to stand down, according to people familiar with plans.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Adam Smith 'sent letters' this week to President Trump's acting defense chief and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Milley, 'urging them not to sever the dual-hat relationship' between NSA and Cyber Command: statement
On why @POTUS hasn't spoken publicly about SolarWindsHack & Russia, @SecPompeo says, "A wiser course of action to protect the American people is to calmly go about your business and defend freedom"
Russia "pretty clearly" behind SolarWindsHack, @SecPompeo told the @marklevinshow "This was a very significant effort & I think it's the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity"
Secretary of State Pompeo becomes highest-ranking U.S. official to blame Moscow for massive cyber attack on U.S. government: "We can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity," Pompeo says on The Mark Levin Show Friday
"America must retaliate" Democrats & Republicans increasingly uneasy with silence from @POTUS on the SolarWindsHack - which they say is not just "unprecedented in scale" & "devastating" & "consistent with Russian cyber operations" but still in progress
Microsoft President-initial list of victims includes not only govt agencies, but security and other technology firms & non-governmental organizations
Microsoft president- roughly 80% of impacted customers are located in U.S., this work so far has also identified victims in seven additional countries
Microsoft president- Microsoft has identified and has been working this week to notify more than 40 customers that the attackers targeted
Microsoft President - attack represents a broad espionage-based "assault" on confidential information of U.S. govt and tech tools used by firms
Microsoft President Brad Smith: "latest cyber-assault is effectively an attack on the United States and its government and other critical institutions"
Microsoft said it detected a malicious version of software from SolarWinds inside the company but that its investigation so far showed no evidence hackers had used Microsoft systems to attack customers
Top Senators on Armed Services Committee say cyber attack on U.S. government is "ongoing" and "has the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation
Second supply chain hack in SolarWinds campaign announced. Microsoft was also breached in the SolarWinds hack operation. Once in Microsoft's network, the company's own "products were then used to further the attacks on others".
The Senate Armed Services Committee announces receiving initial information on the 'significant, sophisticated, and ongoing' cybersecurity intrusion against the US.
Romney tells @OKnox "a cyber hack of this nature is really the modern equivalent of almost Russian bombers reportedly flying undetected over the entire country" and for WH to not be "aggressively speaking out and protesting and taking punitive action is quite extraordinary"
On Russian cyberattack: Confirming the hack, Dept of Energy said "the malware has been isolated to business networks ONLY and has NOT impacted mission-essential national security functions of the Department," @NatashaBertrand reports via @DeadlineWH
The US House of Representatives Oversight and Homeland Security Committees announce a joint investigation into the cyber attacks
DHS says hack of U.S. government agencies began "in at least March" and may not be over. DHS does not name Russia in statement, says getting "threat" off the networks "will be highly complex and challenging for organizations
1 year ago
At least three states were hacked as part of a suspected Russian cyber-attack that breached several U.S. government agencies, sources say
Investigators found suspicious activity in networks belonging to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico and Washington, the Office of Secure Transportation and the Richland Field Office of the DOE
The Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, have evidence that hackers accessed their networks, officials directly familiar with the matter said
Infosec: A security breach has been reported concerning the Dolibarr ERP-CRM 12.0.3 management software. which allows remote code execution
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