White House National Security Adviser O’Brien Cuts Trip Short to Address SolarWinds Hack

The Wall Street Journal

Dustin Volz

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien has cut short a multicountry trip to Europe to return to the U.S. to address the suspected Russian hack of government agencies, signaling growing alarm within the Trump administration about a cyber espionage campaign considered potentially one of the most damaging in years.

The change of plans for Mr. O’Brien comes two days after it was disclosed that multiple federal agencies had been hacked as part of a global hacking campaign that is believed to have also ensnared private corporate networks across the globe.

“Ambassador O’Brien is returning to address the hacking incident,” John Ullyot, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement. Mr. O’Brien will hold meetings Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning and convene...

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