Capitol attack’s cybersecurity fallout: Stolen laptops, lost data and possible espionage


When hostile actors penetrated the Capitol Building on January 6, they gained access to individual chambers and offices and remained at large within the Capitol complex for well over two hours.

We have reports that items were stolen. One report comes from acting US Attorney for DC, Michael Sherwin, who stated “items, electronic items were stolen from senators’ offices, documents and … we have to identify what was done to mitigate that.” My local Senator, Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), reported that at least one laptop had been stolen.

Amid stolen laptops, lost data and potential espionage, the cybersecurity consequences of this attack will take months to sort out. Here’s a look at the cybersecurity issues.

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Source: ZDNet