Security is hard #1934

published on 2021/02/15

A hacking campaign that used a U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft of U.S. government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen,” Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said.

The operation, which was identified in December and that the U.S. government has said was likely orchestrated by Russia, breached software made by SolarWinds Corp, giving hackers access to thousands of companies and government offices that used its products.

The hackers got access to emails at the U.S. Treasury, Justice and Commerce departments and other agencies.


Security is hard. Even the best companies with excellent security infrastructure can be breached because of the complexity of our current IT infrastructure. It is important to be vigilant and humble in this realm. We need to keep improving our ability in securing our systems.