The Washington Post on Dec. Then on Dec. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
The Washington Post said that APT29 hacks for traditional espionage purposes, stealing secrets that can be useful for the Kremlin to understand the plans and motives of politicians and policymakers. The Russian foreign ministry on Dec.
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The UCG task force was stood up by National Security Council staff to coordinate the investigation and remediation of the cyberattack on federal government networks.
CISA is the lead agency for asset response and is working to understand the extent of this campaign as well as the level of exploitation, according to the UCG.
ODNI, meanwhile, is coordinating intelligence collection activities to address knowledge gaps and drive United States Government mitigation and response effort, the UCG said. And the NSA is focused on assessing the scale and scope of the incident as well as providing technical mitigation measures, according to the UCG.
The UCG will continue taking every necessary action to investigate, remediate, and share information with our partners and the American people.