Microsoft President Brad Smith told the US Senate that the company has evidence of Russian intelligence involvement in the massive 2020 cyber attack.
According to him, there are no signs that anyone else was involved. At the same time, the head of the cybersecurity specialist Crowdstrike, George Kurz, said that his company had no information about Moscow’s involvement in the attack.
“At this stage, we have solid evidence that points to Russian intelligence, and no signs that would lead to anyone else,” Mr Smith said at a hearing before the US Senate Special Intelligence Committee. The broadcast was conducted by American TV channels.
The head of FireEye, Kevin Mundia, said at the hearing that in the attack, the hackers used tools similar to those used by Russia. “The tools used in the hacking are not similar to those used by China, North Korea or Iran,” he said.
The hacker attack became known in December 2020. Unknown persons hacked into the systems of departments of the federal government, states, commercial companies, including Microsoft. The American media claimed that the attack was organized by hackers controlled by the Russian special services.