DOJ Data Breach Compromised Federal Courts System

By Steven Lerner (January 6, 2021, 4:40 PM EST) -- Hackers linked to the global SolarWinds software data breach that was discovered in December targeted emails from the U.S. Department of Justice, a breach that also ended up compromising the federal courts case management system, the agency and U.S. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said Wednesday.

About 3% of the department's mailboxes within its Microsoft O365 email environment were compromised, but there was no proof that any classified systems were affected, according to the DOJ's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The DOJ is labeling the data breach as a major incident under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act....

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