Cyber attack on US government is in serious danger

Cyber attack on US government Cyber attack on US government is in serious danger

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/ Margrit Lingner

The government of the United States is the target of a cyber attack. How devastating the proportions are, is just beginning to realize. The competent authority shall issue a new warning – indicates a difficult struggle.

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The government of the United States is the target of a cyber attack behind the hackers with Connections to the Russian intelligence service should be.
The government of the United States is the target of a cyber attack behind the hackers with Connections to the Russian intelligence service should be.

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The US Agency for Cyber and infrastructure security (Cisa) classifies the recent hacker attack on U.S. government facilities as a “serious risk”. You have informed on Thursday in a warning message, Remove the attacker from the affected systems will be expected to be “highly complex”. The cyber attack is continuing, at least since March. The perpetrator or perpetrators had demonstrated “patience, operational security and complex craftsmanship”.

The Cisa classified the attack as a “serious risk” for the Federal government, the governments of the Federal States and municipalities, critical infrastructure, and private sector organizations. The Washington Post and the New York Times had reported that the attackers were hackers with Connections to the Russian intelligence service. The Russian government had rejected.

The future U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that such attacks would not remain under his government remain unanswered. Responsible would be pulled in coordination with allies to account. “Our opponents should know that I’m not going to watch as the President of cyber attacks on our Nation allow it to happen.” What about the recent attack known, is very worrying. Biden stressed: “My government will give priority to cyber security at all levels of government a top priority.”

The Biden’s Democrat-dominated US house of representatives announced on Thursday, several committees and sub-committees have launched a joint investigation into the attack on the way. The attack “could have potentially devastating consequences for the national security of the USA”, – was stated in the Letter from the chairmen of several committees of the chamber of secret services coordinator John Ratcliffe, to the acting Secretary of Homeland security, Chad Wolf and to the chief of the Federal police, the FBI, Christopher Wray.

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