Foreign hackers are targeting more US government agencies. UU., According to a report

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More groups are trying to hack US spy agencies. UU., As well as the private sector and government agencies that are generally not associated with national security, says a government report.

Angela Lang / CNET

More foreign countries, militias and other groups are targeting US intelligence agencies with to hack, according to a report from Monday from the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security. Not only that, but they are increasingly targeting the private sector and government agencies that are not directly involved in national security, says the report, which describes a strategy to address the threat of piracy.

The strategic plan lists Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as the main adversaries that attack the United States with piracy, as well as Cuba and several non-state actors such as Hezbollah, ISIS and Al Qaeda. Entities that hack or filter information for political purposes are also cited as threats in the report, in addition to "public disclosure organizations."

"With the private sector and democratic institutions increasingly under attack, this is no longer a problem that the US government can address alone," NCSC director William Evanina said in a statement. "It requires a response from the whole society that involves the private sector, an informed American public, as well as our allies."

The report comes at a time of greater focus on the susceptibility of the US. UU. To foreign piracy and electoral interference. It also arrives the same day that the US Department of Justice. UU. He announced that he would accuse four chinese citizens in the trick of 2017 Equifax credit reporting agency.

Government agencies and private sector organizations are increasingly vulnerable because most of the world is connected to the Internet, according to the report. That includes the growth of the internet of things market, which connects more domestic devices and industrial processes to the internet. A variety of other technical advances that include high resolution images, encryption and big data analysis allow more entities to obtain information that previously would have required more sophistication and deeper pockets to obtain, according to the report.

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