The New York Times revealed details of cyber attacks on the U.S. government attributed to Russia.
It is noted that a large-scale hacker attack, which became known in mid-December, could affect 250 networks, which is much more than was originally known.
According to the publication, the attack used servers in the United States. The investigation also found that the “early warning” hack sensors that the cyber command and National Security Agency had placed on the networks did not work.
The focus on protecting the U.S. from cyber interference in the election may have diverted attention away from the security problems of government networks, the paper writes. It is specified that the Treasury Department, State Department, Department of Energy, partially the Pentagon were affected.
The attacks, which were attributed to Russian hackers, first became known on December 14. It was alleged that they 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.