Federal courts hit by “significant and sophisticated” cyberattack in 2020

The US federal court system was hit with a significant cyber breach in 2020, unrelated to the SolarWinds attack, that a US congressman on Thursday called “incredibly significant and sophisticated.”

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, noted that the Administrative Office of the Courts released a public statement about the breach on January 6, 2021. However, he also said: “It was only in March of this year the committee first learned of the startling breadth and scope of the court’s Document Management System security failure. And perhaps even more concerning is the disturbing impact the security breach had on pending civil and criminal litigation, as well as ongoing national security or intelligence matters.”

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Source: ZDNet