Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emails

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emails

The Guardian

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Intelligence value of SolarWinds hacking of then acting secretary Chad Wolf is not publicly known

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of homeland security (DHS) and members of cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, the Associated Press (AP) has learned.

The intelligence value of the hacking of then acting secretary Chad Wolf and his staff is not publicly known but the symbolism is stark. Their accounts were accessed in what is known as the SolarWinds intrusion, throwing into question how the US government can protect individuals, companies and institutions if it can’t protect itself.

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