The Washington Post reports:
The Russian government hackers who breached a top cybersecurity firm are behind a global espionage campaign that also compromised the Treasury and Commerce departments and other government agencies, according to people familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The FBI is investigating the campaign by a hacking group working for the Russian foreign intelligence service, SVR. The group, known among private-sector security firms as APT29 or Cozy Bear, also hacked the State Department and the White House during the Obama administration.
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BREAKING: Russian hacking group APT29 behind broad espionage campaign that breached Treasury, Commerce, FireEye.
— Ellen Nakashima (@nakashimae) December 13, 2020
#BREAKING: Just weeks after President Trump fired the head of Homeland Security’s Cyber Protection Agency, foreign hackers have broken into the Treasury Department and other federal agencies, stealing emails, prompting an emergency meeting with the NSC.https://t.co/Wkxm4mQDIF
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) December 13, 2020
Major story here. Foreign government has hacked Treasury; Trump removed the entire leadership at the Cyber and Infrastructure Agency weeks ago and there is a bevy of inexperienced folks having emergency meeting to respond. https://t.co/LKsFknWZ7U
— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) December 13, 2020