It was Russia wot did it: SolarWinds hack was done by Kremlin’s APT29 crew, say UK and US

Russia’s infamous APT 29, aka Cozy Bear, was behind the SolarWinds Orion attack, the US and UK governments said today as America slapped sanctions on Russian infosec companies as well as expelling diplomats from that country’s US embassy.

One of the sanctioned companies is Positive Technologies, familiar in the West for, among other things, in-depth research exposing vulnerabilities in Intel’s hardware security architecture.

Formal attribution of the SolarWind hacks, echoing tentative findings made by Kaspersky Lab, came in a US Treasury Department statement issued this afternoon.

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Source: The Register