According to Sullivan, the answer would involve “a mix of visible and invisible instruments.”
Russia will receive a response to the SolarWinds cyberattack within “weeks, not months.”
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He noted that the response would include “a mix of visible and invisible instruments” and stressed that “these will not be just sanctions.”
“We are in the process of working on this and we will ensure that Russia understands where the United States is drawing a line,” Sullivan said.
Hacker attack in the USA: what happened before
- On December 13, 2020, Reuters reported that hackers broke into the system of the US Treasury and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and stole the data.
- On December 14, the National Cyber Security Coordination Center under the NSDC of Ukraine warned of a high level of cyber threat in Ukraine due to a large-scale cyber attack in the United States.
- The hacking occurred through the SolarWinds Orion Platform product management system update server (version 2019.4 – 2020.2.1 HF1). Almost all US government agencies were affected.
- The attack is associated with the activities of the hacker group APT29 or Cozy Bear, which is partly accused of having links with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
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