SolarWinds hack, attributed to Russia, accessed records of two dozen DOJ prosecutors

SolarWinds hack, attributed to Russia, accessed records of two dozen DOJ prosecutors

[Ed. – Something has always been weird about this SolarWinds thing.  Possibly more coming on this; not so sure it’s what it looks like.  Or, perhaps, what it’s supposed to look like.]

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday that the hackers behind the major SolarWinds attack compromised employee accounts in more than two dozen federal prosecutors’ offices.

The DOJ said in an update that the hackers are believed to have compromised the accounts from May 7 to Dec. 27, 2020. The data includes “all sent, received, and stored emails and attachments found within those accounts during that time.”

In total, hackers gained access to “one or more employees’ ” emails in 27 office across 15 states and the District of Columbia, the DOJ said Friday.

While other districts were affected to a lesser extent, hackers gained access to the email accounts of at least 80 percent of employees working in all of its New York offices alone, the agency said.

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