Russia seen as likely culprit in major U.S. cyberattack. How widespread was it?
According to the intelligence community, the purpose of the hackers was to collect intelligence
The Office of the US Director of National Intelligence said on Tuesday that Russia was “likely” to be involved in a series of cyberattacks against a range of US federal agencies that were identified last month..
As a result of cyber attacks, the internal networks of almost a dozen different federal agencies and departments were hacked..
In a joint statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Computer and Infrastructure Security Agency, it is said that the purpose of the hackers, apparently, was to collect intelligence, and not to carry out any destructive actions..
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Democrat Senator Mark Warner, deputy chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Intelligence and co-chairman of the Senate Cybersecurity Group, commented on the intelligence community’s statement on the possible involvement of Russia in the SolarWinds software hacking on Tuesday afternoon..
“It’s a shame that … it took the administration more than three weeks to finally establish the alleged authorship of such a significant interference … We must make it clear to Russia that any misuse of hacked networks to carry out destructive … actions is unacceptable and will be met with due and in a decisive way, “Warner said in a statement..
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