According to a Reuters report in February 2021, Chinese hackers also hacked US government computers in 2020. The security breach exploited, also in SolarWinds software, was named Supernova and apparently has no connection to the one that has allowed hackers infiltrate the company's update build process. Chinese hackers have exploited this vulnerability only after hacking into a network by some other means. Then they used the failure to go deeper. SolarWinds fixed the vulnerability in December.