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SolarWinds Hack Reached 27 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Justice Says

  • Cyberattack breached email accounts from May to December 2020
  • Hackers compromised 80% of accounts in New York districts
SolarWinds Adviser Warned Of Lax Security Years Before Hack
Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg

Hackers behind the SolarWinds cyberattack gained access to employee email accounts in 27 U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Justice Department said Friday.

The attack compromised Microsoft 365 accounts of at least 80% of the department’s employees working in offices located in the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York. Also affected to a lesser degree were employees in U.S. Attorneys’ offices in 14 other states, including California, Florida, Maryland, Texas and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.