US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has promised to punish hackers on the territory of Russia if Moscow does not do it itself. This is reported by TASS.
According to Blinken, during the interaction with Russia, the United States gave a clear signal that the countries harboring cybercriminals are responsible for taking appropriate measures.
The American diplomat also said that Washington is gathering allies to more effectively curb malicious activities in cyberspace. “This took place after the hacking of SolarWinds,” the head of the State Department noted. 22 countries supported the US version of Moscow’s alleged involvement in this attack, Blinken added.
Earlier, Tom Burt, vice president for user security at Microsoft, spoke about new hacker attacks on a number of research, consulting and non-profit organizations, as well as US government agencies. According to him, the “Nobelium group from Russia” associated with attacks on SolarWinds customers in 2020 may be behind the attack.
In early 2020, the systems of the US Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration were hacked, data from the servers was stolen. The hacking also affected the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and the State Department. State institutions used the services of SolarWinds.