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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 02:25 AM

Cyber attack on U.S. government may have started earlier than initially thought - U.S. senator

Source: Reuters

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DECEMBER 30, 2020 6:54 PM UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO

Cyber attack on U.S. government may have started earlier than initially thought - U.S. senator

By Mark Hosenball
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The unprecedented cyber attack on U.S. government agencies reported this month may have started earlier than last spring as previously believed, a U.S. senator involved in cybersecurity said on Wednesday.

U.S. investigators originally thought that the attack on government agencies and private industry targets began in March or April, including breaches of Treasury, State, Commerce and Energy Departments. State-backed Russian hackers were identified as the suspects. Russia has denied involvement.

“The initial burrowing in may have started earlier,” Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Reuters in an interview.

Warner said extensive investigations of the hack were active but that so far the U.S. government does not have hard evidence that classified government secrets were compromised by the hackers.

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 02:26 AM

1. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. nt

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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:01 PM

2. "solarwinds123"

Seems like a good solid password



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