Federal Computer Weekly | Oct 29, 2014
Officials acknowledged that hackers breached the White House’s unclassified computer networks in the past few weeks, and a Washington Post report says the Russian government was the likely culprit.
Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer at RedSeal, said modern malware is often designed to do as little as possible in order to avoid detection.
“Adversaries understand the value of good information, of maps and the relationship of assets,” Lloyd said. “Such information can be extracted with a minimum of fuss, unless the person being scanned is very diligent and observant.”