Russian hackers hit US government using widespread supply chain attack


DAN GOODIN

Russia’s Cozy Bear is trojanizing business software to infect organizations worldwide.

Russian hackers have breached networks belonging to the US government and private organizations worldwide in a widespread espionage campaign that uses the global software supply chain to infect targets.
The US Treasury and Commerce departments are among the US government agencies hit in an operation that multiple news outlets, citing people familiar with the matter, said was led by Cozy Bear, a hacking group believed to be part of the Russian Federal Security Service or FSB. Word of attacks arrived on Sunday, five days after FireEye, the $3.5 billion security company, said on Tuesday it had been hacked by a nation state.

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