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Critical Infrastructure Left in the Dark About SolarWinds Hack

SolarWinds headquarters in Austin, Texas.

SolarWinds headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA via AP

Greetings from Kartikay on the cybersecurity team. My colleagues and I have spent the last month exploring the depths of one of the most brazen nation-state cyber-attacks on record. One astounding possibility remains: It could be vastly bigger than we know.

U.S. officials and cybersecurity experts believe the SolarWinds attackers were elite operatives carrying out a Russian espionage operation targeting the American government and entities close to it. Yet, nearly a month after we first learned of the sprawling campaign, intelligence gaps persist, ones that will likely take at least a year to close under the Biden administration, if they ever do.