微软总裁指责俄罗斯主使了对美大规模网络黑客攻击

    俄罗斯卫星通讯社网站2月23日报道,微软公司总裁布莱德·史密斯在参议院情报专委会作证称,大量证据表明,俄罗斯情报机构介入了几周前对美政府和企业的“太阳风”黑客攻击,相关证据都指向了俄罗斯情报部门,没有其他嫌疑方。美国政府官员表示赞同俄罗斯是发动大规模网络攻击的幕后黑手,联邦政府9个部门和17000家私营公司曾受到攻击,黑客通过在“太阳风”升级与补丁软件嵌入了恶意程序,侵入相关网络搜素敏感数据。但俄罗斯否认这些指控。

    史密斯称,微软公司对这次黑客攻击进行了极为详尽的分析,估计至少有1000名十分专业和强大的工程师队伍实施了攻击行动。


Microsoft President Blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds Hack

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   WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Microsoft President Brad Smith told a US Senate panel there is substantial evidence that a Russian intelligence agency was involved in the massive SolarWinds hacking attack and there are no leads that would incriminate other suspects.

“I do think we can say this. At this stage we have seen substantial evidence that points to the Russian foreign intelligence agency. And we have found no evidence that leads us anywhere else,” Smith said in a testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

US officials have said they agree that Russian hackers are likely behind a massive cyberattack that targeted at least nine federal agencies and 17,000 private companies. The suspects reportedly embedded malware in SolarWinds updates and patches to  penetrate the networks in search for sensitive data. Russia has denied the allegations.

“We will wait for the rest of formal steps to be taken by the government and others. But there is not a lot of suspense at this moment,” Smith said.

President and CEO of the CrowdStrike cybersecurity company George Kurtz agreed that there is no information available to him that would suggest that suspicions against Russia are incorrect.

“We are aware that the US government has stated this threat actor is likely of Russian origin. While we are currently unable to corroborate that finding, we have no information to suggest it’s incorrect,” he said during the Senate hearing.

Smith, whose company analyzed the attack in great detail, estimated that at least a thousand very skilled, capable engineers participated in it.

“We haven’t seen this kind of sophistication matched with this kind of scale,” he said.

Smith denounced the attack as an indiscriminate “act of recklessness” without “clear analogy or precedent.” He called for attribution and accountability for the culprits.

“The world relies on the patching and updating of software… for everything. For physical infrastructure, for hospitals, roads, airports, because they are all run on software. To disrupt, to damage, to temper with that kind of software updating process is my opinion to tamper with what is in effect the digital equivalent of our public health service. It puts the entire world at a greater risk,” he said.

The White House confirmed on Monday that it is weeks away from responding to the SolarWinds attack.

原文链接:https://sputniknews.com/us/202102231082165100-microsoft-president-blames-russia-intelligence-agency-for-solarwinds-hack/

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