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SolarWinds hack received DHS officials: email



(Reuters) – Hackers suspected of working for Russia gained access to an e-mail account belonging to the former head of the US State Department, which is responsible for cyber security, in the SolarWinds hack, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

The AP report said that the intelligence value of the hacking of Chad Wolf, the former acting secretary of DHS, and e-mail accounts belonging to officials of the department's cyber security staff was not widely known.

DHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In the SolarWinds Corp. security breach, which came to light in December, hackers infiltrated the US technology company's network management software and added code that allowed them to spy on end users. The hackers penetrated nine federal agencies and 1

00 companies.

Last week, Reuters reported that a planned executive order from Biden would require many software vendors to notify their federal customers when companies have a cyber security breach. Catalog

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