Billions Spent on U.S. Cyberdefenses Failed to Detect Giant Russian Hack

The broad Russian espionage attack on the U.S. government and private companies, underway since spring and detected only a few weeks ago, is among the greatest intelligence failures of modern times

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A sign for the National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command and Central Security Service, is seen near the visitor’s entrance to the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, February 14, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
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