Threatening e-mail to the Ministry of Justice
Threatening e-mail to the Ministry of Justice

The US Department of Justice confirmed that hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds gained access to its email system, again indicating the severity of the vulnerability that shocked Washington.

The gravity of the Ministry of Justice's violations is unclear, but it may be significant.

The division has more than 100,000 employees across a number of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and said in a statement that 3% of the department's Office 365 mailboxes have potential access rights.

The Justice Department has no indication that a secret system has been affected, but access to thousands of e-mails from law enforcement agencies across the country could provide intelligence information to foreign hackers.

The US Department of Justice plays an important role in eliminating foreign spies, imposing penalties, and fighting corruption.

The State Department recently took more action against foreign hackers when it revealed a series of allegations of cyber espionage against Russia, China and Iran ahead of the US presidential election two months ago.

"This hack was discovered by the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Justice the day before Christmas. Previous reports showed that hackers acting on behalf of Russia entered the US government network," the statement read.

Russia denies responsibility for the piracy movement, which is considered one of the most complex operations that have been discovered over the years.

The National Intelligence Service director’s office said Russia may be the reason for violating the Trump administration’s first official attribution statement.

Hackers gained access to various government agencies by tampering with the network monitoring software sold by SolarWinds.

The National Intelligence Agency, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a joint statement that the attacker may have been of Russian origin and could respond to most or all of the newly discovered existing networks. Responsible for damage. Governmental and non-governmental networks.

These agencies said, "The investigation is underway and may lead to more government casualties. It now appears that the aim of the hackers is to gather information and not to take destructive measures."

The director of the National Intelligence Agency said that fewer than 10 government agencies were affected, and cybersecurity experts said it could take several months to fully address the violations.

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