Signage outside the headquarters of SolarWinds Corp. in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
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According to one, the Russians were likely behind the SolarWinds hack that breached the U.S. government’s networks joint statement by several US authorities on Tuesday.
So far the injury seemed to have been Russian, according to Reuters, which first reported on it in DecemberHowever, this is the first time the government has publicly supported it. President Trump said on December 19 that he had been informed of the hack but suggested that he did not believe it was Russia and that it “could be China”.
“”This work shows that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely of Russian origin, is responsible for most or all recently discovered persistent cyber compromises by both state and nongovernmental networks, “the joint reads Declaration It is believed that the attack by Russia was aimed at gathering intelligence.
The joint statement was made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence Service and the National Security Agency.
Other people have suggested that Russia was behind the attack. In December, former Trump Homeland Security Advisor Thomas Bossert became said in one piece for the New York Times that the Russians were likely to have been on sensitive government networks for six to nine months.
Reuters said Last month, hackers gained access to the US commercial and finance departments through SolarWinds software. The New York Times added that the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and parts of the Pentagon were also injured. Microsoft said it was also a victim of the attacks and that hackers accessed some of its source code.
SolarWinds, based in Austin, Texas, offers a variety of tools that organizations can use to manage their software. Competitors include BMC, CA, Cisco and IBM. The company has over 300,000 customers and the US government is a significant part of its customer base.