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How Russian hackers infiltrated the US government for months without being spotted

And why it could take months more to discover how many other governments and companies have been breached.
by Patrick Howell O'Neill

Thousands of companies and governments are racing to discover whether they have been hit by the Russian hackers who reportedly infiltrated several US government agencies. The initial breach, reported on December 13, included the Treasury as well as the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. But the stealthy techniques the hackers used mean it could take months to identify all their victims and remove whatever spyware they installed.

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