Senior U.S. and British officials on Monday blamed the Russian government for coordinated cyberattacks against internet infrastructure worldwide in an effort to conduct espionage and intellectual property theft.
Officials said that Russian hackers have been conducting a months-long cyber campaign against network devices used by government organizations, private industry and critical infrastructure operators. The hackers have tried to breach routers, switches and firewalls in an effort to breach organizations across the globe, officials said.
Officials at the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre conducted a joint investigation into the activity. Officials said that the attacks spanned several months, though noted that they do not have a full picture of the scope of the activity.
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