Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP
Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP

Russian hackers’ motive for SolarWinds cyberattack baffles US: mere espionage, or worse?

  • Researchers from Silicon Valley to Washington are racing to understand the full impact of the massive cyberattack that breached computer networks across the US
  • Some say the magnitude and breadth of the hack point to objectives beyond espionage, including undermining Americans’ faith in the systems themselves

Topic |   Computer hackers
Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP
Some lawmakers and people involved in investigations into a massive cyberattack involving software from Texas-based SolarWinds suggest hackers may have aimed to undermine Americans’ faith in the systems themselves. Photo: AFP
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