Headline RoundupDecember 15th, 2020

Russian Hackers Suspected in Broad Attack on US Government, Businesses

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Russian hackers are suspected in a months-long cyberattack on U.S. government institutions. The Treasury and Commerce Departments, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institutes of Health all reportedly suffered breaches, as did various businesses and corporations. Hackers maliciously manipulated technology from software provider SolarWinds Inc. to gain access to computer systems, according to a public Securities and Exchange Commission filing from the company. The story received more prominent coverage from left- and center-rated outlets than from right-rated outlets. Reports focused on the details of U.S. investigations into the hack, potential consequences for U.S. companies and government agencies, and supply chain issues that may have enabled the hack.

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