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Hacked Florida Water Plant Reportedly Had No Firewall and Poor Password Security

Hacked Florida Water Plant Reportedly Had No Firewall and Poor Password Security

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) The water plant in Oldsmar, Fla. targeted by a hacker in a horrifying cyberattack last week is said to have exhibited very weak IT security practices. Recent updates from government authorities claim the facility did not have some basic network protections—including a firewall. In case you missed it, a hacker …

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U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The U.S. government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack, which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin. The announcement came Tuesday in a joint statement issued by multiple security agencies, including …

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Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Also Broke Into Its Source Code

Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Also Broke Into Its Source Code

Photo: Jeenah Moon (Getty Images) The hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberattack, an operation allegedly backed by Russia that compromised networks at many U.S. agencies and Fortune 500 corporations, also broke into Microsoft’s internal systems and accessed one of the company’s most closely guarded secrets: its source code. Advertisement “We detected unusual activity with a …

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