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The scale of a sophisticated cyberattack on the U.S. government that was unearthed this week is much bigger than first anticipated.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a summary Thursday that the threat “poses a grave risk to the federal government.”
It added that “state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations” are also at risk.
CISA believes the attack began at least as early as March. Since then, multiple government agencies have reportedly been targeted by the hackers, with confirmation from the Energy and Commerce departments so far.
The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, in his blog said that there are also victims in Belgium, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
“It is certain that the number and location of victims will continue to grow,” acknowledged Smith, joining the warnings already expressed by US officials about the seriousness of the attack: “This is not ‘espionage as usual’, even in the digital age “, valued the president of Microsoft.
Source: El Economista