Two House committees hold a hearing on the SolarWinds attack. James Martin /
The United States House Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Oversight and Reform will organize a SolarWinds hack hearing this week, they announced Monday. February 26th hearing will see SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna, former SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson, theMicrosoft President Brad Smith and FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia testify.
role of private companies in preventing, investigating and resolving cyber attacks that affect the government and cause damage to our national security.
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It follows the SolarWinds hack, which took place last month assigned by US intelligence agencies to Russia . A joint statement from the FBI, NSA , Cybersecurity a In early January, the Infrastructure Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the attack was " likely to be of Russian origin ".
" This work indicates that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, possibly of Russian origin, is responsible for most or all of the cyber threats. recently discovered and ongoing compromises of government and non-government networks, ”the statement said. "At this time, we believe it was and continues to be an intelligence-gathering effort.
The hack began around March 2020, when hackers compromised IT management software from Texas-based SolarWinds. Hackers placed malicious code in a SolarWinds software update and about 18,000 company customers, including private and public sectors, installed the update contaminated.
The violation allegedly included a mail system used by the senior officials of the Treasury Department . Government officials have confirmed violations of Department of the Treasury as well as the Energy Departments and Commerce . Hacking would also have affected the Department of Homelan d Security, Pentagon and Department of State , as well as the National Institutes of Health and the National Nuclear Security Administration .
The audience - called "Weathering the Storm: The Role of Private Tech in the SolarWinds Breach and Ongoing Campaign "- starts at 9 am ET on February 26 and you can watch it at YouTube or the committee on monitoring and reform website . Coronavirus Update
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