Russia officially denies involvement in recent hacking attacks

The Russian News Agency TASS has reported that Russia is not involved in hacker attacks on US government bodies and companies.

Last week we reported that the SolarWinds Orion software was hacked as far back as March 2020. The hackers were able to get a virus into an Orion update, which was then uploaded and used by thousands of SolarWinds clients worldwide. This included many leading US government institutions and over 400 major US companies.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

“Russia is not involved in such attacks, namely this one. We state this officially and firmly. Any accusations of Russia’s involvement are absolutely baseless, they are more likely to be a continuation of blind Russophobia that is resorted to in case of any incident.”

Peskov noted that the discussion of hacker attacks “is gaining steam in the United States, because it was the United States that fell victim to this hacker attack.” “Definitely, this discussion has nothing to do with us,” he stressed.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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