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What We Know (and Don't Know) So Far About the 'Supernova' SolarWinds Attack
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4/7/2021 | 7:53:58 PM
The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend
I believe the attacks could very well have been initiated by both Russia and China at the same time. And I also believe the primary target for Solar Winds was The US Treasury. I think the rest was collateral damage possibly with the exception of FireEye.

Russia has decided that they cannot compete with the United States on their own so they look to China as an ally. China does not see Russia as a threat so why not work with Russia to attack America any way they can?

Russia and China have figured out that they can do more damage to the United States economy with fewer repercussions through cyberwarfare then they can by firing missiles or dropping bombs. Just look at the recent incident where a ship got stuck in the Suez Canal. It backed up hundreds of ships costing Billions of dollars a day in maritime commerce. I have no evidence that this was caused by a cyber event but think how much easier it is to hack a container ships navigation system then to hack the Pentagon for instance. But the damage done and the cost associated will impact the United States to some degree. 

China is playing the long game and Xi Jinping has to consider what implications its actions may have as far as their relationship with the rest of the world. Putin just wants to go back to the good old days where the Soviet Union was truly a world power. People forget that Russia's economy is about the same size as France. The only reason they have leverage is due to the number of nuclear weapons they possess.


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