US Moves Closer to Retaliation Over Hacking as Cyber Woes Grow
The Biden administration is reportedly close to a decision on retaliation for state-sponsored hacking as fears grew over the fallout from the latest of two major cyberattacks.
The official said the White House was working closely with the private sector to ramp up cyber defenses following the attacks which targeted Microsoft Exchange servers and SolarWinds security software, potentially compromising thousands of government and private computer networks.
US officials had previously hinted at moves against Russia, which has been linked to the massive SolarWinds hack that shook the government and corporate security last year. The latest comments suggested forthcoming actions.