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Black Hat 2015: Russia blamed for Pentagon hack

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 7, 2015.

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    LAS VEGAS – Earlier today NBC News reported that anonymous sources said the recent email outage at the Pentagon is due to an attack launched by actors believed to be operating out of Russia.

    Given the attention this story has gotten here at Black Hat and in some parts of DEF CON, it’s worth a quick write-up outside of the normal live updates.

    The basic story is that anonymous U.S. officials told NBC News that sometime around July 25, Russia launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the unclassified email system used by the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    As a result, the email system has been offline for nearly two weeks, and the incident is said to have impacted 4,000 employees.

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