The United States is planning sanctions to punish Russia for the SolarWinds hack and strengthening its defenses to get more visibility into government networks, The Washington Post reported.
The Biden administration plans to classify the SolarWinds breach as “indiscriminate” and “disruptive” in an effort to distinguish it from espionage activities the U.S. conducts against adversaries, according to the Post. This will pave the way for the U.S. to sanction those responsible for the SolarWinds attack, The Post reported.
“This kind of broad, indiscriminate compromise – and the access that it enabled the hackers to have – crosses a line of concern to us because it can be turned to be disruptive so quickly,” a senior Biden administration official told The Washington Post. “So, at its centrality, it is destabilizing.”
The Biden administration also plans to put out an attribution statement…
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