U.S. agencies investigating the hacking of government networks


“We can confirm that one of our offices violated the rule,” the Commerce Department said in a statement to CNN. “We have asked CISA and the FBI to investigate, and we are unable to make any further comments at this time.”

The Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security also confirmed the data security incident, telling CNN in a statement, “We are working closely with our agency partners on government networks in connection with the recently discovered activity.”

“CISA provides technical assistance to affected organizations as they work to identify and mitigate potential trade-offs,” the statement continued.

Reuters was the first to report the data breach.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Russian government hackers targeted the trade, as well as the Ministry of Finance and other government agencies, according to people familiar with the case, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. The paper reported that the FBI is conducting an investigation and that the same group linked to Russia has violated the elite cyber security company FireEye, which just last week launched an attack that threatens so-called “Red Team” assets used by cybersecurity customers. , including to protect government customers.
CNN had previously reported that a Russian affiliate, also known as APT29, as the suspected perpetrator behind the FireEye violation, citing a person skilled in the matter.

The Treasury Department, the National Security Council, the FBI, the National Security Agency, and U.S. Cyber ​​Command did not respond immediately to CNN’s comments.