Who knew Uncle Sam had strike teams for SolarWinds, Exchange flaws? Well, anyway, they are disbanded

Who knew Uncle Sam had strike teams for SolarWinds, Exchange flaws? Well, anyway, they are disbanded

The US government's response groups for dealing with recent SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities have reached the end of the road.


In a statement on Monday, US Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger said the two Unified Coordination Groups (UCGs) formed in January and March respectively will be disbanded.

"Due to the vastly increased patching and reduction in victims, we are standing down the current UCG surge efforts and will be handling further responses through standard incident management procedures," said Neuberger.


The SolarWinds incident, disclosed last December and subsequently attributed to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SRV), involved the hacking of SolarWinds' Orion IT management platform and is believed to have compromised at least nine federal agencies and about 100 private sector organizations.

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Last week, US President Joseph Biden announced sanctions against Russia for interference in the 2020 US elections and involvement in the SolarWinds attack, among other things.


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