DOJ Email Accounts Were Compromised in the SolarWinds Cyberattack

The hack of SolarWinds networking software is now known to have compromised the email accounts at the Justice Department.

DOJ Email Accounts Were Compromised in the SolarWinds Cyberattack

The hack of SolarWinds networking software is now known to have compromised the email accounts at the Justice Department.

On Wednesday, the DOJ disclosed that about 3% of the departments’ email accounts have been compromised in the hack.

A DOJ spokesperson claims that the department had fixed the technical flaw which permitted hackers to infiltrate the , which operate on their Microsoft 365 email accounts after learning of the “previously unknown malicious activity” on December 24, adding that there was “no indication that any classified systems were impacted.” 

The Department will continue to notify the appropriate federal agencies, Congress, and the public as warranted,” the DOJ spokesperson said.

The news comes after Microsoft announced last week that the hackers had gained access to some of their “source code.”

Microsoft revealed in a company blog post that an internal investigation had found “unusual activity with a small number of internal accounts” and that “one account had been used to view source code in a number of source code repositories.” Microsoft stated that the hackers did not have access to modify the code and claimed that no services or customer data was at risk.

US national security agencies have described the cyberattack as “significant and ongoing.”

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