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Cyber Espionage, Russia-linked threat actors target CDC networks

Russia-linked threat actors target CDC networks. FBI, NSA and CISA cybersecurity experts: They attack both large and small CDCs and subcontractors in different areas

Russian state-Sponsored actors are targeting Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC) networks to steal sensitive U.S. Defense information and technology. This has been denounced by the FBI, National Security Agency (NSA), and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) experts. Malicious hackers have been observed regular targeting of U.S. cleared defense contractors. They have targeted both large and small CDCs and subcontractors with varying levels of cybersecurity protocols and resources. These CDCs support contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community in the following areas:

  • Command, control, communications, and combat systems;
  • Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting;
  • Weapons and missile development;
  • Vehicle and aircraft design; and
  • Software development, data analytics, computers, and logistics.
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