Russia’s SVR intelligence service in the spotlight for SolarWinds hack

The Biden administration has attributed the massive SolarWinds cyberattack to Russian intelligence, pointing the finger specifically at the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (also known as the SVR), as the United States leveled new sanctions against Russia in response to a host of malign activities it said were carried out by the Kremlin.

“Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, adding that “the U.S. Department of the Treasury is announcing sanctions against entities and individuals involved in
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