Nation state hackers attempted to use Equifax vulnerability against DoD, NSA official says

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A government-backed hacking group tried to breach the Department of Defense via the exact same software vulnerability that was used to breach Equifax, an official with the National Security Agency said Tuesday during a speech at the 2018 RSA conference. “The vulnerability that took down Equifax last year when it was released in March, we had a nation-state actor within 24 hours scanning looking for unpatched servers within the DoD,” said David Hogue, a senior technical director for the NSA’s Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center (NCTOC).

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