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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 06, 2021

First it was SolarWinds, a reportedly Russian hacking campaign that stretches back almost a year and has felled at least nine US government agencies and countless private companies. Now it's Hafnium, a Chinese group that's been attacking a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server to sneak into victims' email inboxes and beyond. The collective toll of these espionage sprees is still being uncovered. It may never be fully known.

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...Countries spy on each other, everywhere, all the time. They always have. But the extent and sophistication of Russia's and China's latest efforts still manage to shock. And the near-term fallout of both underscores just how tricky it can be to take the full measure of a campaign even after you've sniffed it out.

By now you're probably familiar with the basics of the SolarWinds attack: likely Russian hackers broke into the IT management firm's networks and altered versions of its Orion network monitoring tool, exposing as many as 18,000 organizations. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-06 01:28 PM | Reply

What good are all our armaments if we're not going to use them?

Time to blow up China and Russia.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-03-06 01:57 PM | Reply

What good are the armaments if we're not going to use them?

Well who's the Trumper now?

Anyway the CIA, Mossad and MI6 etc. aren't out there bragging about their dirty tricks.

#3 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-03-06 02:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My religion is capitalism so I am allowed to sell US secrets to the highest bidder.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-06 02:49 PM | Reply

My religion is capitalism.

Job: So Jahova, Satan, let's hear your opening bids.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-03-06 04:09 PM | Reply

Religious freedom baby!

#6 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-06 06:43 PM | Reply

Boycott all things China. Do not sale them any food. The Russians get the same treatment.

#7 | Posted by tknees at 2021-03-07 12:54 PM | Reply

China and Russia are stealing our ----!?! Impossible. We've got trillions invested in security gratis from the Federal Government. On the other hand, how do they make the Big Mac so superbly?

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-03-08 07:05 AM | Reply

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