The US Treasury was reportedly breached by foreign backed hackers.
Reuters is reporting this evening:
A sophisticated hacking group backed by a foreign government stole information from the U.S. Treasury Department and a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy around the internet and telecommunications, according to people familiar with the matter.
One cyber specialist commented that acts like this could be perpetrated by armies in an information and cyber security war:
Who ever thought hackers and netsec specialists would be fighting at the front lines of the, yet announced, next major world war?https://t.co/c7CoZj1emX
— Ron (@CodeMonkeyZ) December 14, 2020
We commented a month ago that the minute men and women of 250 years ago are the IT analysts and cyber security specialists of today: