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Hackers believed to be working on behalf of Russia breached email accounts belonging to two U.S. government agencies this year, the Department of Treasury and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, according to multiple reports Sunday.
The group behind the intrusion also appears to be related to the recent breach and theft of cybersecurity tools from FireEye, according to reports from Reuters and The Washington Post. It's not clear how long the group has been monitoring government emails, nor is it clear how much information has been obtained.
Tom Krazit ( @tomkrazit) is a senior reporter at Protocol, covering cloud computing and enterprise technology out of the Pacific Northwest. He has written and edited stories about the technology industry for almost two decades for publications such as IDG, CNET, paidContent, and GeekWire. He has written and edited stories about the technology industry for almost two decades for publications such as IDG, CNET and paidContent, and served as executive editor of Gigaom and Structure.