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Joint U.S.-U.K. statement warns of malicious cyber-activity by Russian government

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a joint Technical Alert concerning malicious cyber-activity carried out by the Russian government.

“This is the first time that, in attributing a cyber-attack to Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom have, at the same time, issued joint advice to industry about how to manage the risks from the attack,” Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, said in a statement. “It marks an important step in our fight back against state-sponsored aggression in cyberspace.”

The targets of this malicious cyber-activity are primarily government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors. Specifically,...

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