The Trump administration admitted on Sunday that hackers working for the foreign government had broken into key government networks, including its finance and commerce departments. According to the government, the hackers were also able to get the e-mails present in the system.
According to federal and private intelligence experts, these hackers work for the Russian intelligence agency. According to officials, this is the biggest attack on the federal system during the last five years. At the same time, many believe that the agencies related to national security have also been affected by this cyber attack.
However, it is not yet clear whether the system contained highly confidential information. The Trump administration has not publicly said much about hacking, suggesting that the presidential election and security agencies worried about Russian intervention in the US were unaware of it until a few days ago.
The country's National Security Council spokesman John Ulliott said the government was aware of the hacking news and all necessary steps were being taken to prevent it. The Commerce Department has admitted that one of its agencies has been targeted. However, the Commerce Department has not named the agency.
The motive for the attack on the Commerce Department's agency and the Finance Department is not yet known. A government official said that it is too early to say how much damage has been caused by the recent attack and how much data has been stolen. However, according to many corporate officials, cyber-attacks started this spring. This means that these attacks were not detected by the security agencies even during the epidemic and elections.