On December 13th, a “sophisticated hacking group backed by a foreign government” allegedly carried out a cyber attack and stole information from the U.S. Treasury Department and a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy around the internet and telecommunications.
This was initially reported by Reuters, citing unnamed sources.
In a separate report, the Washington Post reported that not only had the US Treasury been subjected to a hacker attack, but also the US Department of Commerce, in addition to other government agencies.
This was a part of a “global espionage campaign that stretches back months,” and was allegedly carried out by the Russian government.
The report is based on claims by unnamed individuals “familiar with the matter.”U.S. TREASURY, COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, AND OTHERS ALLEGEDLY HACKED: MSM BLAMES RUSSIA