Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks


The Russian government has issued a security warning to organizations in Russia about possible retaliatory cyberattacks by the USA for the SolarWinds breach.

Last month, the SolarWinds network management company disclosed that they suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that led to a supply chain attack affecting 18,000 customers.

The US government believes that this attack was conducted by a Russian state-sponsored hacking group whose goal was to steal cloud data such as email and files from high profile US corporations and government agencies.

In responses to questions about the cyberattack, White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated that the USA might retaliate in kind to whoever has conducted the attacks.

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Source: Bleeping Computer