The email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of homeland security (DHS) along with those of members of cybersecurity staff have been hacked by suspected Russian hackers. The hackers specifically targeted the members of cybersecurity staff whose job it is to hunt threats from foreign countries. The accounts were breached in the SolarWinds intrusion, which caused dispute around how the US government can protect individuals, companies and institutions, if it is unable to protect itself.
The new Biden administration has implemented tighter measures to try and keep a tight lid on the scope of the SolarWinds attack. A recent inquiry by the Associated Press (AP), however, has found new details related to the breach at DHS, as well as other agencies. These include the energy department, where hackers accessed top officials’ private schedules.