DoJ confirms email accounts breached by SolarWinds hackers

Department declines to say how many mailboxes targeted but says hackers ‘likely Russian in origin’

The US Department of Justice confirmed Wednesday that its email systems had been accessed by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds, another indication of the gravity of the breach that has shaken Washington.

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