In response to the SolarWinds supply attack, the U.S. government issued sanctions against Russia. In the order, clear attribution was made, stating that teams in the Russian SVR were responsible for the attacks. In addition to the SolarWinds attacks, attribution was made against the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) for election interference and six companies who assisted the agencies providing false identities and enabled the spread of disinformation. Lastly, the order also placed sanctions on multiple cryptocurrency addresses associated with one of the now-sanctioned organizations, Second Eye Solutions.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased