The United States government and the Central Intelligence Agency have been working together for years on a major cyberattack.
But when the attacks began to escalate last year, the government and its allies in the intelligence community had no idea what they were up against.
The intelligence community is known for being secretive, but it’s also one of the world’s leading intelligence agencies.
And with its own history of cyberattacks on adversaries, it’s a big part of the intelligence industry, as well.
In the latest installment of the series, we delve into how the government has tried to cover up the attack, and what the intelligence agencies and their private sector partners are doing to prevent the next attack.
This story is part of National Geographic’s Beyond Cyber: Inside the World of Cyber, a series that brings together the latest research and investigative journalism to answer the world question of what’s next for cyberattacks.
We’ll examine the evolution of how the United States and other countries are addressing the threat of a major threat to our economy and security.