23 January 2022,   22:23
Russia denies involvement in hacker attacks on US institutions

Moscow is not involved in hacker attacks on US government bodies and companies, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“Russia is not involved in such attacks, namely this one. We state this officially and firmly. Any accusations of Russia’s involvement are absolutely baseless, they are more likely to be a continuation of blind Russophobia that is resorted to in case of any incident… The discussion of hacker attacks is gaining steam in the United States, because it was the U.S. that fell victim to this hacker attack. Definitely, this discussion has nothing to do with us”, - added Peskov.

It was reported earlier that the Orion software belonging to the SolarWinds Company was hacked back in March 2020. The hackers were able to infiltrate a virus into an Orion update, which was then uploaded and used by thousands of SolarWinds clients, including leading US government institutions and over 400 major US companies.