SolarWinds hackers gained access to thousands of DOJ email accounts

As the fallout from the recent SolarWinds hack continues, it has now been confirmed that thousands of email accounts at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have been compromised. The incident is another concerning example of a US Government agency being targeted as a result of the attack.

“After learning of the malicious activity, the [Office of the Chief Information Officer] eliminated the identified method by which the actor was accessing the O365 email environment,� a Department of Justice statement read. “At this point, the number of potentially accessed O365 mailboxes appears limited to around 3% and we have no indication that any classified systems were impacted.�

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