Global Hacking Campaign Targets U.S. Government Agencies

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The U.S. government was the target of a global hacking campaign that exploited a vulnerability in the widely-used file transfer software MOVEit on June 15.  Executive assistant director of cybersecurity at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Eric Goldstein said that several federal agencies had been compromised, but did not specify which agencies were affected or how they were affected.  The group which claimed responsibility for the breach, Clop, has said in the past that it would not use any stolen data and wrote the agencies, cities, and law enforcement that the data had already been erased.