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REPORT: 'Russians' Behind Huge JPMorgan Cyberattack
US officials are far more concerned than they are publicly acknowledging about the gigantic cyberattack against JPMorgan that affected as many as 76 million households.
And they believe Russians with at least loose connections to the country's government are behind the attack, according to a new report from The New York Times.
JP Morgan revealed Thursday that as many as 76 million households and 7 million small businesses may have had private data compromised in the breach, one of the largest and most serious into a US corporation.
Data that may have been compromised in the breach include contact information and "internal JPMorgan Chase information" relating to the users, according to an SEC filing from the company.
They weren't alone, according to the new report. The Times says that "about" nine other financial institutions were infiltrated by the same group of hackers, though the breadth and scope of those breaches aren't known.
One US official speculated that the hack may be in retaliation for US sanctions against Russia amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
But according to the new report in the Times, the hackers got access to one file that has unsettled company executives.
"That file contained a list of every application and program deployed on standard JPMorgan computers that hackers can crosscheck with known, or new, vulnerabilities in each system in a search for a backdoor entry," the report said. Remedying the applications and the program affected by the hack will be costly and time-consuming.
It is, one former employee told the paper, as if "they stole the schematics to the Capitol — they can’t just switch out every single door and window pane overnight."