U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s team was handed files on “cyberattacks” on U.S. government agencies. Russia is believed to be involved.
The channel’s source in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security unit, which specializes in countering hackers, said that Biden’s team has already been briefed on the past cyber attacks. Members of both houses of Congress have received the same information.
CNN claims that the country’s officials are under increasing pressure to take action against Moscow. At the same time, the officials themselves are simply trying to fix security vulnerabilities and find the culprits.
Reuters reported on Dec. 14 that Russian hackers allegedly attacked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and gained access to internal communications at the agency. The attack was part of a campaign that also hacked the systems of the U.S. Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Moscow rejects accusations of hacking attacks on U.S. agencies and considers them unfounded.