The top U.S. cybersecurity agency is warning that a new, easy-to-exploit software vulnerability has likely lead to hundreds of millions of computer hacks around the world.
The flaw is in Log4j, a snippet of open-source code widely used in internet applications around the world to help track users’ activity. Since Log4j is used in so many applications, and most modern organizations’ computer networks rely on a hodgepodge of different programs, there are scores of opportunities to exploit that flaw.
In a call Monday with private companies and state cybersecurity officials, Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, said it’s likely that many computer systems have already been compromised, according to a description of the call provided by an agency spokesperson.-
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