Russia appears to have hacked through a system used by US aid agencies

Hackers linked to Russia’s main intelligence agency have secretly seized an email system used by Russia. Department of StateInternational aid agency to access computer networks of human rights groups and other types of organizations criticized by the president Putin, Microsoft Said Thursday.
The recently unveiled attack was particularly daring: by breaking the supplier system used by the government, hackers send genuinelook emails to more than 1,100,000 accounts in 1,150 organizations that communicate regularly. US Agency for International Development. Those emails came out as early as this week and Microsoft said it believes the attacks continue.
The email was implanted with a code that gives hackers unlimited access to the recipients’ computer systems, “from stealing data to infecting other computers on the network,” said Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president.
Last month Biden Russia announces series of new sanctions and expulsion of diplomats for a sophisticated hack operation SolarWinds, It used novel methods to infringe on at least seven government agencies and hundreds of large American companies.
The attack was not detected by the US government for nine months until it was discovered by a cyber security firm. In April, Biden said he could react more strongly, but he “chose to be proportional” because he did not want to “break the cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia.” However, the Russian response seems to have increased.
Microsoft identified the group as Nobleium behind the attack and said it was the same group responsible for the Solar Winds hack. Spokesperson for the Cybersecurity Agency Department of Homeland Security If it is working “aware of possible agreements” The FBI And USAID To understand it better. Of The Kremlin If there is no information about this attack.

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