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AP: 'Fancy Bear' hackers took aim at US defense contractors

 

February 8, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian hackers exploited a key vulnerability in U.S. cyber defenses to come within reach of stealing some of the nation's most secret and advanced defense technology, an Associated Press investigation has found.

What may have been stolen is uncertain, but the cyberspies clearly took advantage of poorly protected email and scant direct notification of victims.

The hackers known as Fancy Bear, who also intruded in the U.S. election, went after at least 87 people working on military drones, missiles, rockets, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms, or other sensit...



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