Hackers in SolarWinds breach stole data on U.S. sanctions policy, intelligence probes -sources

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By Joseph Menn and Christopher Bing SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The suspected Russian hackers who used SolarWinds and Microsoft software to burrow into U.S. federal agencies emerged with information about counter-intelligence investigations, policy on sanctioning Russian individuals and the country’s response to COVID-19, people involved in the investigation told Reuters. The hacks were widely publicized after their discovery late last year, and American officials have blamed Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service, which denies the activity. But little has been disclosed about the spies’ aims…

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