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UK and US call out Russia for SolarWinds compromise

Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) responsible for intrusion of global software supplier.

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The UK and US yesterday (15th April) revealed for the first time that Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) was behind a series of cyber intrusions, including the SolarWinds compromise.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, assesses that it is highly likely the SVR was responsible for gaining unauthorised access to SolarWinds Orion software and subsequent targeting.

The US National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI have published a technical advisory with mitigation advice. Read the guidance in full.

The NCSC has previously published guidance for organisations on this compromise:

You can read the Foreign Secretary’s statement on this action in full on GOV.UK.

In addition, the UK government is making available further information about the SVR’s cyber programme, also on GOV.UK.


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