As a result of a massive hacker attack, Microsoft products were infected. The cyberattack affected many US ministries and departments, according to Reuters.
According to the publication, at first, the hackers used the SolarWinds software. To hack other objects, the already infected software of the affected company was used.
The US authorities believe that the targets of the hacker attack were government departments and ministries, including the Pentagon, Treasury, Department of Homeland Security and Trade, and the Department of State. In addition, the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Safety Administration could suffer.
Earlier it was reported that hackers used a variety of methods to carry out cyberattacks. According to FireEye officials, the number of attack targets can reach вЂњdozensвЂќ.