U.S. Cyber Weapons Were Leaked — And Are Now Being Used Against Us, Reporter Says

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New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth says it may take years to fully understand the extent of the SolarWinds cyber security breach. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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In December 2020, a U.S. cybersecurity company announced it had recently uncovered a massive cyber breach. The hack dates back to March 2020, and possibly even earlier, when an adversary, believed to be Russia, hacked into the computer networks of U.S. government agencies and private companies via SolarWinds, a security software used by many thousands of organizations in the U.S. and around the world.


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