The US Department of Justice has announced the involvement of Russians in the hacking of prosecutors’ e-mail in 2020

The victims of the cyberattack were 27 district attorneys’ offices in four counties in New York State.Hackers received data of sent and received letters / REUTERSHackers received data of sent and received letters / REUTERS

Russian hackers involved in a cyber attack on SolarWinds in December 2020 hacked the e-mail of federal prosecutors.

This is stated in a statement by the US Department of State.

According to new data, a hacker group from Advanced Persistent Threat, which is linked to Russian intelligence, responsible for the attack on SolarWinds, hacked Microsoft accounts from May 7 to December 27, 2020.

The victims of the cyberattack were 27 district attorney’s offices in four districts of New York, where the attackers gained access to at least 80% of employees.

Hackers obtained data from sent and received letters, saved letters and attachments.

Hacker attack in the United States: what happened before

  • On December 13, 2020, Reuters reported that  hackers had hacked into the  US Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and stolen data.
  • On December 14, the National Cyber ​​Security Coordination Center under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine warned of a  high level of cyber threat in Ukraine  due to a large-scale cyber attack in the United States.
  • The hack occurred through the SolarWinds Orion Platform product management system update server (its versions 2019.4 – 2020.2.1 HF1). Almost all US government agencies were affected . Businesses that use this product are encouraged to check their networks for compromise. Information on how to detect a threat in SolarWinds Orion products can be downloaded at the  link .
  • The attack is linked to the activities of the hacker group APT29 or  Cozy Bear , which is partly accused of links with the Russian foreign intelligence service.

(C)UNIAN 2021


  1. So, we have yet ANOTHER hacking by mafia land. What will Washington do about it this time? Keep jerking off, like all the other times before?

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