Using “brute force”… an American security report reveals Russia’s hacking methods

Using “brute force”… an American security report reveals Russia’s hacking methods

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Using “brute force”… an American security report reveals Russia’s hacking methods

In a joint report with a number of other US federal agencies and the United Kingdom, the National Security Agency announced that a Russian military intelligence unit, responsible for some of the most widespread and impactful hacking attacks in history, was behind a campaign to reach “hundreds of government and private targets globally.” ‘, since 2019.

The NSA said the GRU campaign targeted government, military, party and defense institutions, as well as energy companies, universities, law firms, and the media, in the United States and around the world..

And the Russian military intelligence took the additional step of sometimes transferring its stolen materials.

And in 2016, after hacking the networks of the Democratic Party in the United States, the agency published some files, and gave others to WikiLeaks, in an attempt to damage the candidacy of Hillary Clinton against former US President Donald Trump..

After Russia was banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, due to its athletes’ systematic use of doping, the Russian intelligence agency also hacked medical information about American athletes, and published it before the games began..

While hacking to gather intelligence is a common activity among cyber superpowers, and a central part of the NSA’s mission, the administration of US President Joe Biden has drawn some red lines around the types of campaigns it considers irresponsible..

In April, the Biden administration formally blamed another Russian agency, the Foreign Intelligence Service, for orchestrating a massive cyber espionage campaign last year..

The White House said that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Agency had overstepped its bounds by hacking into a small company that provides services to hundreds of thousands of companies and agencies around the world..

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