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SolarWinds hack was 'largest and most sophisticated' ever - Microsoft prez

The hackers got access to emails at the U.S. Treasury, Justice and Commerce departments and other agencies

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Microsoft | Bill Gates | cybersecurity

Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hacking campaign that used a U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft of U.S. government agencies is "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen," Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said. The operation, which was identified in December and that the U.S. government has said was likely orchestrated by Russia, breached software made by SolarWinds Corp, giving hackers access to thousands of companies and government offices that used its products. The hackers got access to emails at the U.S. Treasury, Justice and ...

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First Published: Mon, February 15 2021. 08:15 IST
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