Targeting of SolarWinds
Date of report
  • February 2021
  • Believed to be the work of the Chinese government
Suspected Chinese hackers breached SolarWinds software, potentially accessing payroll information for hundreds of thousands of federal employees. Details about specific actors and the scale of the breach remain unknown.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government