FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities


Nation-state hackers have breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week.

The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the two municiplities’ networks.

The FBI says that once attackers got a foothold on these networks, “malicious activities included exfiltration of user information, escalation of administrative privileges, and the dropping of webshells for remote/backdoor persistent access.”

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Source: ZDNet