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US teases retaliation over state-backed cyber attacks

March 8, 2021

The US may conduct offensive cyber attacks against targets in Russia within weeks in retaliation for the widespread SolarWinds Orion attacks, even as the government’s cyber security teams deal with additional fall-out from last week’s disclosure of four dangerous vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server.

As reported by the New York Times, which cited unnamed government officials, some kind of response could come before the end of March. The newspaper claimed it was likely to constitute actions within Russian government networks that would send a clear signal to the Russian government, but be less evident to outsiders.

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