SolarWinds hackers accessed thousands of DOJ employees' email accounts, department says

The alleged Russian hackers behind the SolarWinds cyber espionage campaign have gained access to the email accounts of Justice Department staff, the ministry said on Wednesday.

“At this point in time, the number of people potentially called [Microsoft Office] Mailboxes appear to be capped at around 3 percent and we have no evidence that classified systems were affected, ”DOJ spokesman Marc Raimondi said in a statement.

The Department has more than 115,000 employeesThis means that the hackers accessed the email accounts of nearly 3,500 employees.

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