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Feds Pinpoint Russia as ‘Likely’ Culprit Behind SolarWinds Attack

The widespread compromise affecting key government agencies is ongoing, according to the U.S. government. The U.S. government has identified Russia as the “likely” culprit behind the widespread SolarWinds cyberattack that has so far affected multiple federal agencies and private-sector companies. Cyberespionage is cited as the motivation behind the attack, which . . . Read more

DHS Among Those Hit in Sophisticated Cyberattack by Foreign Adversaries – Report

The attack was mounted via SolarWinds Orion, in a manual and targeted supply-chain effort. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), plus the Treasury and Commerce departments, have been hacked in an attack related to the FireEye compromise last week, according to reports. In addition, defense contractors and enterprises were . . . Read more

Report: CISA Chief Expects White House to Fire Him

Chris Krebs, the first and current director of the CISA, said his protection of election process drew ire from Trump administration. Top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs said he expects to be fired by the Trump administration after he delivered a secure presidential election that didn’t go in the current . . . Read more

Microsoft Warns Threat Actors Continue to Exploit Zerologon Bug

Tech giant and feds this week renewed their urge to organizations to update Active Directory domain controllers. Threat attackers continue to exploit the Microsoft Zerologon vulnerability, a situation that’s been a persistent worry to both the company and the U.S. government over the last few months. Both on Thursday renewed . . . Read more

Feds Sound Alarm Over Emotet Attacks on State, Local Govs

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