Hackers hacked the mail of the US Treasury Department
Attackers hacked into the mail servers of the American government
The Russian government is suspected of involvement in the incident
The crypto community found a reason to highlight the benefits of bitcoin
International consortium of news organizations developing transparency standards.
Foreign government-backed hackers hacked Treasury and Telecommunications and Information Administration email servers
Attackers, allegedly backed by a foreign government, have stolen data from the U.S. Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Reuters reports, citing anonymous sources..
The incident was so serious that the US National Security Council held an emergency meeting. The authorities do not rule out that hackers attacked other divisions of the American government..
Supposedly, the attackers found a loophole through the Microsoft Office 365 software and read the e-mail of the authorities for several months..
The Russians were accused
The American edition of The Washigton Post writes with reference to unnamed sources that APT29 (Cozy Bear), which allegedly works for the Russian government, is behind the hack..
During the Barack Obama administration, this group also hacked into the systems of the State Department and the White House. However, no evidence of Russia’s involvement is provided. FBI is investigating the incident.
The crypto community in its repertoire
The cryptocurrency community immediately noted the benefits of the Bitcoin ecosystem, which is resistant to such hacker attacks..
“Bitcoin can never be hacked,” wrote Kraken chief executive Dan Held.
Blockfolio criticizes NTIA’s security system, hinting that the agency is using outdated algorithms.
Bitcoin means trusting a SHA256 algorithm more than the U.S Treasury.
– Blockfolio (@blockfolio) December 13, 2020
Earlier, the editorial staff of BeInCrypto reported that hackers hacked into Donald Trump’s campaign website and asked for donations in Monero.
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