Many Russian Federal Agencies' Websites Were Compromised Using Stats Widget
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Russia says some of its federal agencies' websites were compromised in a supply chain attack after unknown attackers hacked the stats widget used to track the number of visitors by multiple government agencies.
The affected sites include the websites of the Energy Ministry, the Federal State Statistics Service, the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Federal Bailiff Service, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Culture Ministry, and other Russian state agencies. "It is difficult to compromise these websites directly, so hackers attack resources through external services and thus gain access to demonstrate incorrect content," the press service of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development told Interfax. The Ministry claims the state agencies' websites were brought back within an hour after the breach. (Sergiu Gatlan / Bleeping Computer)
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