Biden White House Faces Three Problems from Suspected Russian Hack

Biden Introduces Picks for Climate and Energy Team

12/19/2020 5:00PM

12/19/2020

President-elect Joe Biden introduced his picks for a team that will address climate change during an event in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday. If confirmed, Michael Regan would be the first Black man to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and Rep. Deb Haaland would be the first Native American cabinet secretary. Photo: Associated Press

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VMware Flaw a Vector in SolarWinds Breach?

U.S. government cybersecurity agencies warned this week that the attackers behind the widespread hacking spree stemming from the compromise at network software firm SolarWinds used weaknesses in other, non-SolarWinds products to attack high-value targets. According to sources, among those was a flaw in software virtualization platform VMware, which the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) warned on Dec. 7 was being used by Russian hackers to impersonate authorized users on victim networks.

On Dec. 7, 2020, the NSA said “Russian state-sponsored malicious ...

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