This is a response to the hacking of the SolarWinds Orion system, which has already been called “the worst cyber espionage attack on the US government in history.”
In the coming weeks, the United States will prepare Russia’s response to a cyber attack by hackers who used SolarWinds software. This was announced by the White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an interview with Face the Nation, which provides CBS News.
Asked by journalist Margaret Brennan about the US response to the massive hacking of federal government documents using SolarWinds Orion software, he stressed that it would be “not just sanctions.”
«We have asked the intelligence community to do additional work to clarify the examination carried out by the latter administration – we are waiting for data on how exactly this fracture occurred, what is the amount of damage, what is the scale of the invasion. It will be weeks, not months, before we prepare an answer. This answer will include a combination of visible and invisible tools. And it will not be just sanctions, because the reaction to such actions requires a more complete set of tools. We are working on this, and we will make sure that Russia understands where the United States is at“- said Sullivan.
It will be recalled that on December 11, 2020, the US government and SolarWinds discovered violations in the Orion network management software used by numerous US government agencies and many private organizations. That same month, the Associated Press reported that some of the U.S. government’s “deepest secrets” had been stolen as a result of a coordinated months-long attack by Russian hackers. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the worst cyber espionage attack on the US government in history». Read more about the most high-profile cybercrimes in Mediasapiens, From Morris Worm to SolarWind. The most high-profile cybercrimes in the history of the Internet. “
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