From the perspective of someone who lives in the Washington, DC, area, the news of a massive cyberattack is not a great news.
In the aftermath of the 2013 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment that led to the release of the nude images of celebrities like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence, the world had been shaken by the loss of millions of emails, photos, and videos.
But that was a different time.
The Internet has changed.
And that’s where the Dumps will come.
In December 2017, The Washington Post published a story detailing how a hacker group known as APT28 had targeted an unnamed US government agency.
The group used the social media platform Twitter to spread a fake news story that a group of hackers was planning to break into the servers of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The hack resulted in the theft of hundreds of thousands of personal and corporate email accounts, passwords, and other personal information, including credit card numbers.
The FBI launched an investigation into the incident, but it didn’t find evidence of wrongdoing by the hackers.
But what followed in the months that followed was a dramatic change in how Americans are accessing the internet.
In December 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had identified a new threat group, called APT29.
The new group had become even more sophisticated and targeted US government agencies.
The cyberattack was blamed on a group called APTs.
That’s the name of a notorious hacker group that used the same tactics in the 2013 Sony hack.
The APTs have been linked to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, which was the work of Russian intelligence.
(APTs also hacked into the email accounts of other US government and military personnel, and the White House.)
“I think the FBI and I are going to do everything we can to make sure that these threats are identified and disrupted, because that’s a real concern,” FBI Director James Comey told Congress in September.
The APTs and APTs-linked groups are now believed to be responsible for at least two other recent cyberattacks on US government systems.
In February 2018, a group calling itself the APT26, or “anti-APT” group, released a malware attack against a number of US federal agencies, including the Department of Energy.
The attack targeted federal government IT systems, including email accounts and credentials.
In response, the FBI announced a nationwide investigation into a suspected threat group calling themselves APTs, or APT.
The name APTs has become a popular online moniker, and some experts believe the term is an easy way for hackers to describe their actions.
“I think it’s really interesting to think of it as a reference to the fact that it’s an acronym for APT,” Christopher Soghoian, an expert on computer security at George Washington University, told Ars in September 2018.
The FBI has not confirmed that APTs are responsible for the new cyberattack on the National Institutes of Health.
But it has issued a warning that “a specific cyber threat group has targeted federal, state, and local government entities using the same methods and methods used by the APTs to target U.N. organizations.”
According to FBI director James Comey, the APs “primary focus” in this case is on the federal government.
And in a statement to The Associated Press, the agency said it has “no knowledge of any specific cyber attack targeting the United States or its departments or agencies.”
But the warning does mention APTs’ attacks on the US Army, which is the largest federal agency in the country.
“We do not have information to support an attribution of responsibility for any specific cybersecurity incident in the Army,” FBI spokesperson Emily Schulte said in an email.
“We will continue to work with the Department to ensure the proper investigation and prosecution of any cybercrime committed against the United Sates government.”
In May 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an investigation about a “new threat group” called APS targeting US government entities.
The investigation said the group was a “collection of hackers, hackers’ allies, and others with the goal of infiltrating, disrupting, or sabotaging federal, State, and private computer systems and networks.”
The APS is a reference, and not an actual name, to APTs previously linked to attacks on US organizations, including on the Office of Personnel Management, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and many other federal agencies.
According to the Wall Street Post, APT is “a group of people with an interest in cyberspace and computer security.”
And while the group’s name might sound familiar to those who have followed the AP Takedown Operation, this is not the first time that a cyberattack has targeted the US government.
In May 2019 the US Government Accountability Office reported that a hacking group called the APTS had infiltrated the government of the Philippines, the US Virgin Islands, and