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    US under a major cyberattack

    What do you think about the cyberattack that is affecting the US government right now? This seems like a huge breach, according to CISA parts of this attack have been ongoing since March, and it "poses a grave risk" to federal government agencies, critical infrastructure, as well as local governments and private organizations.

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    To me it sounds like it's probably even worse than they're letting on. I was really surprised when they said it had been going on this long. Pretty scary stuff. They obviously got more than just names and phone numbers. I'm not even sure the government will let us know how bad it may have been.

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    It likely also involves many corporations.

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    Looking at my logs and firewall logs (don't go sideways with me on the number of logs I have) it would appear they hacked into my .GIF folder. Good for them. There are so many bug and virus in there that they will be forever cleaning their computer(s) for the next 5+ years.

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    It is a rather large target area. SolarWinds has over 30,000 clients, and many of them automatically installed updates containing a malicious code that was introduced without anyone's knowledge. Maybe it should've been caught early on, rather than going on for months though.

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    When this happened (back last year)...I said "2021 is going to be a VERY bad year for breaches.

    ....just released a week ago, some agency noted that 47 major defense related companies were breached so far this year from mis-use of fire eye tools.
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