Email Accounts Of Key Officials In U.S. Land Security Were Also Compromised In SolarWinds Hack

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It was reported yesterday that the email accounts of key members of the U.S. land security department were also affected by the SolarWinds hack, a malware campaign. It is reported that these accounts belonged to Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of State appointed by President Trump in November 2019, and the Department of Homeland Security officials responsible for investigating overseas threats.

As early as December 2020, FireEye network security experts exposed the widespread SolarWinds hacking incident, causing thousands of enterprises and government agencies to be infected after deploying malicious codes. Reports on Monday said that Russian hackers were suspected to have hacked into the email accounts of important Trump administration officials, and the victims were already responsible for the work against them.

In addition, last month’s news stated that in addition to more than a hundred private companies, SolarWinds hackers also attacked at least nine federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.

The U.S. Department of Land Security has not yet responded to this matter. However, the Associated Press said that within a few days after the incident was exposed, Char Wolf and others had switched to software services that support encrypted chats to communicate.

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