Who is behind the latest cyberattack on the US? | Inside Story

US government agencies are rushing to tighten their computer security, after they have been hit by a hacking operation described as the worst in American history.
More than 40 organisations have been targeted, including the US Energy, Defense, State and Homeland Security departments.
Software giant Microsoft also confirmed it has been affected
The hacking operation was uncovered last week, but investigators believe it has been going on for months.
US officials suspect it is carried out by Russian hackers, and warned of the ‘grave’ risk it poses to government and private networks.
What does it mean for America’s national security?
And how will Washington respond?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests
Jody Westby, Chief Executive of Global Cyber Risk and Chair of the American Bar Association Privacy and Computer Crime Committee.

Vladimir Sotnikov, specialist on Russia foreign affairs and political analyst at the Russia Academy of Sciences.

Karen Greenberg, Director at the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.

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44 Comments

  1. spymaine89 on February 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    ccp

  2. Chris Clyde on February 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Biden is behind the hacks! President trump will take care of it. Don’t worry ladies!

  3. DLK MWIN on February 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I believe navalny is behind it while the set up for russian election

  4. Joseph Wounder on February 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    *A big thanks to ABLEHACKS on Instagram for granting me full access to my oldtime Facebook account successfully without no delay he’s my super hero*

  5. Bimal Solta on February 18, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    The news is good for human mankind

  6. M D on February 18, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Always deceiving and fueling a war while fueling disinformation master puppeteers

  7. Stark on February 18, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    IT’S CHINA PEOPLE

  8. Sabrina Brooks on February 18, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Cyber attack Cyber attack I’m speaking now turned into policing with an automatic lockdown of Pinellas county to lock the entire Pinellas county down just moved on down the road for the data should be all the way to Pensacola by now

  9. Mafia Monthly on February 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    SUPERNOVA

    On December 19, 2020, Microsoft said that its investigations into supply chain attacks at SolarWinds had found evidence of an attempted supply chain attack distinct from the attack in which SUNBURST malware was inserted into Orion binaries. This second attack has been dubbed SUPERNOVA.
    Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks said the SUPERNOVA malware was implemented stealthily. SUPERNOVA comprises a very small number of changes to the Orion source code, implementing a web shell that acts as a remote access tool. The shell is assembled in-memory during SUPERNOVA execution, thus minimizing its forensic footprint.
    Unlike SUNBURST, SUPERNOVA does not possess a digital signature. This is among the reasons why it is thought to have originated with a different group than the one responsible for SUNBURST.

    Insider trading investigation

    SolarWinds’s share price fell 25% within days of the SUNBURST breach becoming public knowledge, and 40% within a week. Insiders at the company had sold approximately $280 million in stock shortly before this happened. A spokesperson said that those who sold the stock had not been aware of the breach at the time.

  10. Abraham Uzo on February 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    After so many attend only *SUREHACK99* on Instagram was able and capable to fix back my account

  11. Michael Smith on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Amazing I have used hacklordpro@ Instagram to check if my girlfriend is cheating on me .. all thank to hacklordpro@ Instagram

  12. Sabrina Brooks on February 18, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Perhaps maybe just a little bit more of the truth perhaps

  13. Abraham Uzo on February 18, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    After so many attend only *SUREHACK99* on Instagram was able and capable to fix back my account

  14. Patrick on February 18, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    This all started in 2014 under the scumbag Obama. If and when Biden/Harris do steal the election and take office on January 20, 2021, I hope the hackers take over and shut down the country. Biden/Harris will panic and the scumbag Dems will get what they deserve.

  15. TeighMart on February 18, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I like how people reject the idea that it’s Russian hacking with the same lack of proof that folks that folks accuse Russia with.

  16. alam md. sam sul on February 18, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    hacking is one kind of art and ………i dont know nothing about computer……is it art?….amd.

  17. Lukas Abaravicius on February 18, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    WOW. Such a entire hordes of brown-nose trolls. For a few rubles, they could sell they own moms.

  18. Essence Crittenden on February 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Since I have been dealing with IMMEDIATELYHACKER•TECH he never disappoint me I am so happy dealing with him

  19. A Smith on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Another transaction confirmed from IMMEDIATELYHACKER•TECH thanks so much sir

  20. Timothy Jones on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I WISH SOMEONE WOULD ATTACK THE AND DEPOSIT MONEY IN MY BANK ACCOUNT AND GIVE ME AN 800 CREDIT SCORE!

  21. Shaker khan on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    China is a gangster tactic

  22. Spanky the Monkey on February 18, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Ah switching boogeyman now that DNC got the White House.
    Hillary: It’s time to go back to Russia talking point.

  23. Colin Byerly on February 18, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    All data is in this danger known and not acted to keep election on a scripted based outcome . 2016 this was known and was then presented to protect elections, the insurance policy to remove President Trump was a policy that congress had signed on to , to allow the open pockets collection of rewards to give nations money and demand congressmen get rewards .

  24. Alfred Kay on February 18, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    I believe it might not be Russia but rather a 3rd party country to but Russia and US more at odds for the Next coming administration of Joe Biden. We know for sure there is country in the Middle East that has full access to the US computer network infrastructure and cyber security and that country also have the man power inside America to do so

  25. Laurie Lee on February 18, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    When worldwide the news media is owned by six corporations, wondering if this is even true.

  26. Scott Patnode on February 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    World war II was a war fight over a heavy water US government stealing my inventions 28 years killing all my friends and family when I was supposed to be the Messiah to save the planet and now I’m instead of having aliens kill everyone on the planet hopefully one day you’ll see my YouTube videos and you might be able to save yourselves because other than that you’re all going to f****** die stealing and killing everything around me Good luck

  27. liu zhujia on February 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    China

  28. Ng Sebastian on February 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Al Jazeera did well to have a chance for both the accused (Russians) and victim (USA) to have their say on the issue rather than most western media which only have guest on one side with similar opinion and political agenda.

  29. C Lo on February 18, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Rule #1: Do not put trust in putin

  30. Abraham Uzo on February 18, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    After so many attend only *SUREHACK99* on Instagram was able and capable to fix back my account

  31. Michael Sullivan on February 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    maybe stop storing everything on computers and cell phones seems simple.

  32. Dan Okero on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    the russian dude denying everything and kremlin and Trump — all sound the same

  33. Glad Gkgosimang on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Why now ….because of new on coming president to keep pressure
    on Russia ……Hackers in America have being using Russian finger print
    for quit sometimes and some senior official and government agencies
    knows this. You listen to this guy’s saying Russia is a threat militarily so
    the budget will keep going up and this big military tech company will keep on profiting

  34. juma mnumbwa on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Blames goes to iran

  35. Dreamcatcher Design Tshirts Hoodies Leggins Pillows on February 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Not using linux obviously ,D

  36. Joseph Wounder on February 18, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    *ABLEHACKS on Instagram just finished recovery my hack Facebook account successfully without no delay he’s a pro*

  37. VaniaD on February 18, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Do they understand that they could be appointed to believe whosdone it very easily, the first rule of hackers is don’t be caught?

  38. Joseph Wounder on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    *All thanks to ABLEHACKS on Instagram for hacking my cheating wife account easily without her knowing he’s legit and well trusted 100%*

  39. Tazmanian Ninja on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    I have a hard time seeing a reason for Russia to do this. Look a WHOLE LOT more like China.

  40. David Paul on February 18, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    YES IT WORK PERFECTLY WITH *IMMEDIATELYHACKER•TECH* THEY’VE JUST CREATED MY WALLET WITH 3BTC WITHOUT ANY EXTRA PAYMENT OR CHANGES… THANKS ONCE MORE SIR ❣️

  41. spymaine89 on February 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    The CCP, which was hit hard by the Trump administration, Biden Be 美国 After the leftist media set it to be "president-elect", they thought that they were right in the middle. In addition, the pro-China faction in the United States took the opportunity to call Biden to "restore the communication channel between China and the United States." Scholars and experts within the Chinese Communist Party are also thinking of returning to the pre-Trump era.A CCP expert recently blew himself up in a speech about how the CCP used Wall Street to fix American Insider , The video of his speech is widely circulated on the Internet.

  42. Dani Banani on February 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Russia wants stable relations? Maybe act accordingly then. This might be a combination of reality and propaganda, but of course Putin will deny, deny, no matter what he does. Doesn’t take away that Russia kills opponents (he denied that too! And then there was proof!) of Putin and is therefore not an equal partner in a free world. In fact it’s a maffia state. That guy in moscow makes me laugh, typical propaganda repeating sad figure.

  43. ini jaffar on February 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Probably did it themselves

  44. Marilyn Rich on February 18, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I wonder if the totally amateur Trump administration shares some responsibility for this.

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