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US govt says Russian state hackers likely behind SolarWinds hack

The Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) said today that a Russian-backed Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group is likely behind the SolarWinds hack. Only 10 US government agencies were targeted by additional hacking activity after the initial breach. The list of US agencies breached in this attack includes the US Treasury, the US Department of State, US NTIA, US NIH, DHS-CISA, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Energy. Russia has denied links with the attack saying it “does not conduct offensive operations in the cyber domain”””


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