SolarWinds Breach Likely Gave Hackers Access to Vast Trove of Confidential Federal Court Documents
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The massive breach of SolarWinds attributed by some to Russian state hackers extended to the federal court system. It likely gave the hackers access to a vast trove of confidential information such as trade secrets, espionage targets, whistleblower reports hidden in court documents.
Although the entry port in SolarWinds software has been plugged, it’s difficult to tell if the Russians have been filled kicked out of the affected networks. (Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press)
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