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US plans ‘mix of actions’ against Russia following SolarWinds cyberattack

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US gears up to strike back against Russia after determining country in the SolarWinds cyberattack. Without providing details, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed CNBC that the government will take “a mixture of seen and unseen actions.”

According to , the United States could begin to carry out these actions in the next three weeks. Sources told the publication that more economic sanctions will be imposed on Russia, while President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order in a bid to secure government networks.

Hackers have violated several which used technology from the computer company SolarWinds. The attack impacted many as well as. Microsoft that although the SolarWinds hackers did not obtain customer data, they did get their hands on the source code for three products.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration will likely have to deal with the fallout from another major hack, one that China is said to be behind. Microsoft last week for Exchange Server vulnerabilities. He said a Chinese state-sponsored group was exploiting them to break the networks of various companies and organizations.

Microsoft said the attacks were “limited and targeted.” However, according to , more than 20,000 American organizations have been compromised. Tens of thousands of organizations in Asia and Europe have also reportedly been affected.

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