Russia has allegedly hit the US with an unprecedented malware attack: Here's what you need to know The hack has compromised local, state and federal agencies as well as major tech companies. SolarWinds hires former CISA director Chris Krebs to consult on hack aftermathKrebs has formed a cybersecurity firm with former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. Justice Department confirms breach as part of SolarWinds hack, says emails were accessedThe Justice Department on Wednesday confirmed that it was breached as part of the recently discovered Russian hack of IT company SolarWinds, with around 3 percent of agency employee emails accessed by the hackers. Cyber czar to draw on new powers from defense billNew authorities from the recently enacted defense bill are expected to help the U.S. government in its response to the SolarWinds hack believed to be perpetrated by Russia. SolarWinds malware has “curious” ties to Russian-speaking hackersSimilarities could prove a link or might be part of a false flag operation. SolarWinds: The more we learn, the worse it looks | ZDNetWhile you've been distracted by the holidays, coronavirus, and politics, the more we learn about the SolarWinds security fiasco, the worse it looks. DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read emailDepartment discovered the intrusion 9 days after SolarWinds hack came to light. U.S. intelligence says Russia 'likely' behind hacking of government agenciesThe penetration of departments including Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, and Commerce is considered one of the worst known cybercompromises in recent year.