Russia Appears to Carry Out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency

Microsoft reported that it had detected the intrusion and that the same hackers behind the earlier SolarWinds attack were responsible.



By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth

Hackers linked to Russia’s main intelligence agency surreptitiously seized an email system used by the State Department’s international aid agency to burrow into the computer networks of human rights groups and other organizations of the sort that have been critical of President Vladimir V. Putin, Microsoft Corporation disclosed on Thursday.

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