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U.K. Use of Software Linked to Russia-Hack Runs Deep

  • U.K. National Cybersecurity Centre is investigating hack
  • Software from Solarwinds used by Ministry of Justice and GCHQ
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The little-known Texas software company that’s been attacked by suspected Russian hackers has a sprawling reach among U.K. government agencies, potentially putting clients from the National Health Service to police forces at risk.

SolarWinds Corp., which fell victim to hackers who put a “backdoor” in the software giving them access to users’ computer networks, has been deployed by the U.K.’s Ministry of Justice and the intelligence and security organization GCHQ.