The U.S. National Security Agency warned government partners and private companies about an ongoing Russian hacking campaign that targets the operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure, Reuters reports.
“This is a vulnerability that is being actively exploited, that’s why we’re bringing this notification out. We really want… the broader cybersecurity community to take this seriously,” Doug Cress, chief of the cybersecurity collaboration center and directorate at NSA, stated.
The agency said the hacking activity was tied directly to a specific unit within Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate. That unit was called out by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for conducting a cyberattack against Georgia.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine expressed its solidarity with Georgia in condemning Russia's cyber attacks.
"Russia has once again demonstrated its disregard for the rules and principles of international law. Ukraine remains unfaltering in supporting Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," the message reads.