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Hacked networks will need to be burned 'down to the ground'

Treasury Department Hacked
Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 11:36:58-05

(AP) — Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks.

The hackers have been quietly rifling through those networks for months in Washington’s worst cyber espionage failure on record.

Experts say there simply are not enough threat-hunting teams to identify all the government and private-sector systems that may have been hacked.

FireEye is the cybersecurity company that discovered the worst-ever intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims.

It has already tallied dozens of casualties. It’s racing to identify more.