Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Dutch organizations warned about Russian hackers

Dutch organizations warned about Russian hackers

"The current state of USA network devices - coupled with a Russian government campaign to exploit these devices - threatens the safety, security, and economic well-being of the United States", the alert stated. "It is a tremendous weapon in the hands of an adversary".

According to Howard Marshall, FBI Deputy Assistant Director, "The activity highlighted [in the alert] is part of a repeated pattern of disruptive and harmful malicious cyber action carried out by the Russian government".

The US government also has obtained indictments against Iranian hackers, and accused North Korea of being behind the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 230,000 computers around the world.

While authorities in the United Kingdom and US have long known of Russian attempts to infiltrate computer networks, the alert hopes to identify and eliminate weaknesses, as well as spurring government agencies and businesses to protect themselves.

Britain and the U.S. have issued a formal alert about "malicious cyber activity" by Russian Federation amid warnings that relations with Moscow have hit an all-time low.

"This attempt by Russian Federation is a sharp reminder that Australian businesses and individuals are constantly targeted by malicious state and non-state actors, and we must maintain rigorous cyber security practices".

Commercially available routers can be a point of entry for hackers to access every connected device in an organisation's system.

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Officials said the activity had been under observation for "some time" and was not directly related to missile strikes on Syria.

"Our focus today is twofold".

According to a joint statement between British intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the White House National Security Council and Homeland Security on Monday, Russian "cyber actors" had compromised routers, which are used to connect computers to the internet, to breach security systems and steal information.

Russian Federation was involved in a "pattern of behaviour" that was a threat to not only Commonwealth nations but all free countries across the globe, says Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Martin said the attacks could be designed for spying, stealing intellectual property or possibly "prepositioning for use in times of heightened tension".

In came after more than one year of separate warnings over the attempted hacking of key infrastructure like power and water utilities in Western countries.

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