Austin, Russia, Fox News discussed on Austin's Morning News


Issue and we know that we have a lot of work to do Think of this vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, however, that tunnel that we're in it's still quite long. America's talking toe. Fox News. It is 5 40. Federal authorities have expressed some increased alarm and concern about a long undetected intrusion of the U. S computer system. Investigators have been coming through their networks to determine what hackers have been able to access or even steal. But officials say they just don't know the extent of the intrusion. And they say they may not know the full extent of damage. For weeks. The condemnation, at least for Washington was unusually bipartisan, with lawmakers on Capitol Hill seething over an apparent Russia land hacking effort that targeted several agencies that his newsman Kevin Corke, reporting now breaking the story a little bit closer to home and apparent Russian hacker, a team have breached the city of Austin's network and have access to it for months. This, according to a new report from the intercept in newsman Patrick Osborne joins us with a little bit more on this story. Yes, this hack is believed to be Carried out by a Russian hacking group calls itself berserk Bear and, according to a report in the online publication the Intercept, It's actually traced back to mid October and appears to have been used as a jumping off point for even more attacks. Then that intercept report says berserk. There could actually be part of Russia's federal security Service. You know, it's actually not the first attack linked the Austin this year. Hackers tied to another group out of Russia were able to gain access to the U. S. Treasury and Commerce Department's by planting malware and a software update from Austin based solar winds and solar winds is used by major companies all across the world. The intercept report says the city of Boston actually became aware of this breach on October 9th and the council even had a closed door meeting about it shortly after it was briefed. Said he hasn't denied that it was attacked. But it has not confirmed the report that it was actually a Russian attack. In a statement, the city says, quote Austin's one of a number of municipalities working with federal authorities as part of this investigation. The city has not had a loss of personal information and are critical systems have not been affected in quote. Yeah, there you go. Thanks, Patrick. Okay. Xia has also reached out to the FBI on this case and Well, a spokesperson said she would look into it, she added. The agency typically doesn't confirm or deny any kind of investigation. Now. A city I P address was part of the list compromised. What M s t I? C documents. They indicated all of this now close to 100. Malware samples were found to be communicating with that address. According to the intercept. Yeah, The intercepts of the malware is still interfering with the city's network and was reported recently as of this month. There you go. Jump in here at 51283605 90 toll free 8775905525 stay with us. We'll take a look at Austin's on time traffic. We got your forecast straight ahead as well. And you stick around at 609. We got the rush. Updates. Straight ahead. Right here on news ready? Okay. L b J, you're listening to the best of Todd and don On news. Radio, K o b. J Hi, friend. It's your home speaking and I need some favors. Could you turn on some of the lights in the basement? Um, I'm scared of the dark. Also, this one is easy..

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