Pentagon accuses Kremlin of hacking

Tech experts say Carter’s visit to Stanford University, is a welcome development.

A hacker

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in an address at Stanford University, revealed that hackers from Russia gained access to an “unclassified network” in the Pentagon.

He said the hackers gained access into the Pentagon’s network through an old vulnerable area that was left un-patched.

Carter quickly reassured Americans of the containment of the threat saying: "While it's worrisome they achieved some unauthorized access to our unclassified network, we quickly identified the compromise and had a crack team of incident responders hunting the intruders within 24 hours.”

He also added that, ‘After learning valuable information about their tactics, we analyzed their network activity, associated it with Russia, and then quickly kicked them off the network, in a way that minimized their chances of returning.’

Stanford University has churned out notable Tech heads, among whom are the Google guys- Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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