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Microsoft: Russian hackers behind new attack

Microsoft says the same group of Russian hackers responsible for the SolarWinds hack have struck again, launching another cyberattack on several foreign and domestic agencies. According to Microsoft, the group targeted 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 organizations in an apparent phishing attack. Jamil Jaffer, senior vice president at IronNet Cybersecurity and the lead architect of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, joins CBSN to discuss how the group carried out this latest attack against the U.S. government.


Biden issues sanctions against Russia

President Biden signed an executive order authorizing sweeping sanctions against Russia on Thursday. CBS News' Natalie Brand reports on the retaliatory actions the U.S. is taking in response to Russian cyberattacks and election interference. Then, Nina Krushcheva, International Affairs Professor at The New School and great granddaughter of the former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more analysis including how the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan will impact U.S.-Russia relations.


Biden imposes tough new sanctions on Russia

President Joe Biden has imposed new sanctions on Moscow over recent cyberattacks, aggression along the Ukrainian border and bounties placed on U.S. troops overseas. This comes as Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan, which U.S. forces are set to depart by September 11. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN to discuss these stories along with a new Democratic bill to add more justices to the Supreme Court.


Officials: China and Russia pose greatest threat to U.S.

The Senate Intelligence Committee held a public hearing Wednesday to discuss the dangers facing the United States from around the globe. Officials said China and Russia present the most serious risk of undermining the nation. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the hearing and what officials said about how the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan will impact terror threats.

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