| 22 April 2024, Monday |

US federal government agencies hit by global cyberattack

On Thursday, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency reported that numerous federal government agencies in the United States had fallen victim to a global cyberattack that targeted widely utilized software.
Eric Goldstein, the agency’s executive assistant director for cybersecurity, in a statement to CNN, said that the security agency is “providing support to several federal agencies that have experienced intrusions affecting vulnerable software exploited by the hackers”.

“We are working urgently to understand impacts and ensure timely remediation,” he added.

It is not yet clear if the Russian-speaking ransomware group, which has claimed responsibility for several cyberattacks in the past, was the one behind intrusions faced by federal agencies.

As per CNN reports, a CISA spokesperson did not comment on being asked as to who was responsible for the breaching of federal agencies and how many were affected by the hacking crusade.

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