A number of American ministries and departments were subjected to a cyber attack.
Most computers around the world running on the Windows operating system can fail. It’s all the fault of a powerful virus that infected Microsoft software. And the corporation itself became an unwitting accomplice of hackers who attacked the servers of US government agencies.
According to Reuters, cybercriminals used the Solar Winds software, which is actively used by Microsoft, as a digital master key. As a result, the IT giant’s applications helped hackers infect the systems of the State Department, the Treasury Department and the Pentagon.