US State Department

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2022
US Department of State offers $10M reward for info to locate six Russian Sandworm members

The U.S. government offers up to $10 million for info that allows to identify or locate six Russian GRU hackers who are members of the Sandworm APT group. The US Department of State is offering up to $10 million for info that allows to identify or locate six Russian GRU hackers who are members of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2018
US State Department confirms data breach to unclassified email system

The US State Department confirmed that hackers breached one of its email systems, the attack potentially exposed personal information of some of its employees. The incident seems to have affected less than 1% of employee inboxes, 600-700 employees out of 69,000 people. “The Department recently detected activity of concern in its unclassified email system, affecting less […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 06, 2016
Homeland Security – US Consular Consolidated Database vulnerable to cyber attacks

According to the results of an internal review, the US passport and visa Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)  database is open to intrusion. According to the results of an internal review of the US State Department, the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) is vulnerable to cyber attacks. The State Department considers the CCD as an “unclassified but […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2015
Facebook first discovered spear phishing attacks of Iranian hackers on State Department employees

Facebook was the first company to notice the intrusion of Iranian Hackers in the e-mail accounts of US State Department officials focused on Iran. The attacks appear politically motivated and aimed to gather data about US-Iranian dual citizens in Iran. Earlier this month, the computers at the US State Department and other government employees were targeted by hackers. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2013
#OpLastResort Anonymous hacked US State Dept

The war of Anonymous against US institutions is continuing, few weeks ago the group of hacktivists hit Federal Reserve computers and now announced the it accessed to State Department’s website and its database, publishing it online on ZeroBin website. Anonymous also violated the site of investment firm George K. Baum & Company, motivating its actions […]