According to the Washington Post on Tuesday,Solarwinds hackers may have hacked into NASA and FAA networks as part of a broader espionage campaign against U.S. government agencies and private companies.This happened hours before the hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is tasked with investigating the widespread cyber attack. The U.S. government has previously said that the attack "is likely to come from Russia.".
A NASA spokesman did not dispute the report, but declined to comment on the grounds of "ongoing investigation.". A spokesman for the FAA did not respond to requests for comment.
According to reports, Biden's government is preparing sanctions against Russia, largely because of hacker attacks, and the Washington Post also reported the news.
Last year, fireeye discovered these attacks after it alerted hackers after its network was broken. Each victim is a customer of solarwinds, an American software company whose network management tools are widely used by the federal government and fortune 500 companies. Hackers invade solarwinds' network, implant backdoor into its software, and push back door and contaminated software updates to customer network.
This is not the only way to invade. It is said that the hackers also targeted other companies to invade other devices and appliances on the victim's network, and targeted Microsoft manufacturers to invade other customers' networks.