Targeting of U.S. government networks
Date of report
  • October 2020
Russian hackers used publicly known networking gear vulnerabilities to steal data from U.S. state, local, territorial, and aviation computer networks. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI reported that the stolen information included network configurations and vendor lists and that the hackers potentially had access to election information.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. computer networks
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response