Propaganda Alert: Russian hackers have infected “millions of machines” across the world

https://www.9news.com.au/technology/2018/04/17/07/32/russian-hackers-have-infected-millions-of-machines-across-the-world

Australian companies, including government agencies, are among those to have reportedly been caught in an alleged worldwide cyber-attack by Russian hackers.

ABC reports Australian, British and US authorities have claimed Russian government-backed hackers have infected “millions of machines” globally as part of an espionage campaign.

They claim the campaign is specifically targeting government agencies and businesses.

While hundreds of local businesses have been affected by the cyber attack, no information was compromised, the ABC said.

In a joint call with reporters White House cybersecurity coordinator Roby Joyce said: “When we see malicious cyber activity, whether it be from the Kremlin or other malicious nation-state actors, we are going to push back.”

US Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity official Jeanette Manfra said the attack was so widespread it could reach “large enterprises to small home offices”.

British and US governments said they intend to provide organisations with technical details on the attacks so determine if they have been hacked and prepare for any future attacks.

In February, the White House pointed the finger at Russia for the 2017 ‘NotPetya’ attack. The ransomware attack locked up computer files across the world and demanded bitcoin currency for its release.

US authorities continue to believe Russia also meddled with the 2016 US election. However, Moscow and US President Donald Trump deny such claims.

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mm..this kool aid is really good..

“While hundreds of local businesses have been affected by the cyber attack, no information was compromised, the ABC said.”

fairly shitty hackers then eh?

dont believe the hype..

401

~ by seeker401 on April 19, 2018.

One Response to “Propaganda Alert: Russian hackers have infected “millions of machines” across the world”

  1. I once overhead two IT people talking about network traffic problems. If I recall correctly, one of them was from or working in Seattle. One said to the other, I am having this bandwidth problem and the reply was oh yeah I did too and after tracing found the problem was all corporate IT traffic was be routed to a proxy in Israel a few hops out before returning. This man said he contacted their ISP and after fighting with them, was able to straighten everything out encouraging his counterpart to look into something similar. Because of the GCHQ/N0 Such Agency wiretapping agreements I suspect this episode was something along those lines.

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