Doug Bedell — April 20, 2018, 10:36 am

Cyber-Security-Safe In Your Home Office? Maybe Not


Not even a home office might be safe from cyber security attacks. This after a warning from the British and American governments about the proclivities of Russian hackers, including even home offices.

As reported by Forbes, the warning came in a joint announcement from British intelligence, the National Security Council (NSC), the DHS and the FBI on Monday. In a media briefing ahead of the announcement, Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator at the National Security Council, said there was ‘high confidence’ Russia was behind the attacks. The hacks were being tracked by British intelligence from a year ago, said Ciaran Martin, director of U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre, run out of intelligence agency GCHQ, whilst the U.S. noted the attacks started back in 2015….”

“The joint technical alert said Russian state-sponsored hackers had attempted to breach network routers, switches, firewalls and network intrusion detection systems across the world. Those routers were compromised to carry out so-called “man-in-the-middle” attacks where data going between computers and internet servers is intercepted, the NCSC said.”

From their embassy in London, the Russians denied the assertions. “We are disappointed by the fact that such serious claims have been made publicly, without any proof being presented and without any attempt by the United Kingdom to clarify the situation with the Russian side in the first place.”

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