Four US giants will defend their position on alleged Russian espionage before the Senate

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Four US giants will defend their position on alleged Russian espionage before the Senate

Four US giants will defend their position on alleged Russian espionage before the Senate

Executives from four US giants – SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike – will face the Senate Committee on Intelligence to … 02.24.2021, Sputnik Mundo

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All four could argue for greater transparency in the field or even advocate forcing companies to respond domestically against cyber espionage. Their response has long been hampered by secrecy and widespread reluctance to publicly identify themselves as victims of hacking, Reuters reports. According to the UK agency, SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike are key US players fighting against a set of intrusions that have allowed suspected Russian spies to navigate US networks, compromising a total of nine federal agencies and 100 private sector companies. Microsoft president Brad Smith called these cybersecurity breaches the “largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.” These and other companies have hinted that the true scope of the breaches is much broader than is publicly known, in part because the embarrassed executives try to keep their role in the cyber espionage campaign a secret. According to testimony released in advance, Smith is expected to report that “too many victims of cyber attacks keep the information to themselves” and that “it is imperative for the nation” to encourage, and even demand, “a better exchange of information on cyber attacks.” For his part, it is possible that Sudhakar Ramakrishna of SolarWinds, whose software was hijacked by spies to break into a series of other organizations, ask legislators to provide companies with “appropriate incentives and liability protections.” The main objective is to get them to share “more information about the attempts or infractions” committed against the government, Reuters cites some comments prepared by the businessman. Is it easier to accuse than to operate for Washington? Different US officials and media have accused Russia repeatedly of being behind attacks on federal institutions, including the Treasury and Commerce Departments. According to several private sector researchers, the attacks on cybersecurity company FireEye led to a more advanced search to discover where else they might have infiltrated the so-called Russian hackers. FireEye provided some key pieces of computer code to the National Security Agency and the giant Microsoft who hunted for similar attacks on federal systems. Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in Washington denies that Moscow participated in any kind of hacking against the US government. Russia “does not carry out offensive operations in the cyber field,” said a statement published by the diplomatic mission on December 13. The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, recalled that same month that it was President Vladimir Putin who proposed to Washington to conclude agreements with Russia on cybersecurity and claimed that the US side has not responded to the offer.

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Executives from four US giants – SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike – will face the Senate Committee on Intelligence to defend their position on alleged cybersecurity breaches attributed to Russian hackers.

All four could argue for greater transparency in the field or even advocate forcing companies to respond domestically against cyber espionage. Their response has long been hampered by secrecy and general reluctance to publicly identify themselves as victims of hacking, Reuters reports.

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According to the British agency, SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike are key players in the US fighting a set of intrusions that have allowed suspected Russian spies to navigate US networks, compromising a total of nine federal agencies and 100 private sector companies. Microsoft President Brad Smith called these cybersecurity breaches the “largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.”

These and other companies have hinted that the true extent of the leaks it is much broader than is publicly known, in part because the embarrassed executives try to keep their role in the cyber espionage campaign a secret.

According to testimony released in advance, Smith is expected to report that “too many victims of cyber attacks keep the information to themselves” and that “it is imperative for the nation” encourage, and even demand, “better sharing of information on cyberattacks.”

For his part, Sudhakar Ramakrishna of SolarWinds, whose software was hijacked by spies to break into a host of other organizations, may ask lawmakers to provide companies with “proper incentives and liability protections”. The main objective is to get them to share “more information about the attempts or infractions” committed against the Government, date Reuters some comments prepared by the businessman.

Is it easier to accuse than to operate for Washington?

Various US officials and media they have accused Russia repeatedly of being behind attacks on federal institutions, including the Treasury and Commerce Departments.
Moscow: accusations against Russia over cyberattacks serve to hinder Biden
According to several private sector researchers, attacks on the cybersecurity company FireEye led to a more advanced search to discover where else the alleged Russian hackers might have infiltrated. FireEye provided some key pieces of computer code to the National Security Agency and the giant Microsoft They hunted for similar attacks on federal systems.

Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in Washington denies that Moscow participated in any kind of hacking against the US government. Russia “does not carry out offensive operations in the cyber field,” says a statement released by the diplomatic mission on December 13.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov recalled that same month that it was President Vladimir Putin who proposed to Washington to conclude agreements with Russia on cybersecurity and affirmed that the US side has not responded to the offer.
“For the rest, if there have been attacks for many months and the Americans have not been able to do anything about it, it is probably not worth blaming the Russians immediately and baselessly. We have nothing to do with it,” concluded the Russian official. , aforementioned by Reuters.

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