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The Biden administration completed an intelligence review of alleged Russian meddling in the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack and interference in US elections, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
The review could set the stage for possible retaliatory actions like enacting sanctions or expulsion of Russian intel officers in the US, three people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Now that the intelligence review is complete, the US could respond by “singling out people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as agencies linked to election interference,” Bloomberg reported.
In January, a joint US intelligence task force issued a rare initial public statement to the SolarWinds hack that it was “likely Russian in nature,” Insider’s Azmi Haroun reported.
Last month, a declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Russia was among the countries that authorized covert influence operations aimed at altering the outcome of the 2020 election, which ended up being unsuccessful,…