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U.S. State Government Network Breached via Former Employee’s Account

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Feb
2024
U.S. State Government Network Breached via Former Employee’s Account

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revealed that an unnamed state government organization’s network environment was compromised via an administrator account belonging to a former employee.

“This allowed the threat actor to successfully authenticate to an internal virtual private network (VPN) access point,” the agency said in a joint advisory published Thursday alongside the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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