Feds Say Russian State-Sponsored Threat Actors Targeted, Breached Multiple Defense Contractors
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A joint security alert published today by the NSA, CISA, and the FBI warned that Russian state-sponsored threat actors have targeted and breached multiple defense contractors between January 2020 and February 2022.
“Compromised entities have included CDCs [cleared defense contractors] supporting the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, US Space Force, and DoD and Intelligence programs,” the alert said. In cases of successful compromises, the threat actors were seen collecting and exfiltrating emails and sensitive but unclassified data, such as proprietary and export-controlled information.
The information stolen by these threat actors “has granted the attackers “significant insight into US weapons platforms development and deployment timelines, plan…
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