NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration were among the nine federal agencies targeted in a major cyberattack allegedly carried out by Russia against the United States last year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. It's been known that several agencies — including the departments of State, Justice, Treasury, Energy, Commerce, and Homeland Security, as well as the National Institutes of Health — were compromised, but NASA and the FAA were not previously identified. Neither agency confirmed or denied the report.
In statements, NASA and FAA do not directly confirm or deny that they were compromised. pic.twitter.com/onUdtsCZ4N
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) February 23, 2021
More generally, the Post reports, the Biden administration is still progressing toward sanctions and other measures to punish Russia, while also strengthening the attribution statement the intelligence community released in January that said the Kremlin was "likely" behind the attack. White House officials reportedly told the Post the response will focus on more than just the one attack and convey the message that Moscow has been behind hostile cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies for years. Read more at The Washington Post.
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