The tensions between the leading countries of the world economy have ceased to manifest themselves in tactical military actions or political expletives. Rather, the new arena of struggle for states, mostly authoritarian ones like Russia or North Korea, is cyberwarfare, waged through hackers whose government affiliations cannot be confirmed, but there is always someone to suspect. In this case, according to Reuters, the US Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses have found it necessary to investigate the hacking campaign that is allegedly being led by the Russian government.
The irruption of the alleged hackers would have occurred through the monitoring of emails sent by officials of the DSN, an entity in charge of supervising border security and defense against hacking. This would have occurred after a series of sophisticated breaches, according to what three people related to the matter pointed out.
The first attacks would also have targeted the State and Commerce departments. In addition, technology companies like SolarWinds were the access point for more than eighteen thousand of their customers to be inadvertently spied upon after downloading malicious software. This software was reportedly downloaded by the businesses and government agencies concerned, followed by an emergency alert.