President-elect Joe Biden should assume that any communications about the infiltration of U.S. agencies are being read by Russia, which has seemingly gained a foothold in government networks this year.Thomas P. Bossert, former homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, issued a warning about the consequences of the SolarWinds cyberattack in an opinion article published by The New York Times on Wednesday.He said Biden must start planning to “take charge of this crisis” and noted that Trump was “on the verge of leaving behind a federal government” that has been “compromised” by Russian attackers.”He has to assume that communications about this matter are being read by Russia, and assume that any government data or email could be falsified,” Bossert said of the president-elect, who will take office on January 20, 2021.Newsweek subscription offers >The Texas-based software giant SolarWinds has confirmed reports that hackers were able to insert malware into updates for an IT monitoring platform called Orion. If it was activated, attackers could compromise the server the product was on.The attack was uncovered by U.S. cybersecurity company FireEye as it was investigating a breach of its own systems, reportedly by the same hackers. It is believed that the infiltration was… Read full this story
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