The European Council has expressed "solidarity" with the US on the "impact of malicious cyber activities, notably the SolarWinds cyber operation, which, the United States assesses, has been conducted by the Russian Federation." The EC calls for international norms to inhibit attacks on the ICT supply chain in particular.
ZDNet reports that the UK has joined the US in attributing the SolarWinds compromise to the Russian organs. Russia dismisses the British stance as me-too-ism: Whitehall is just going along with its Yankee cousins. The Guardian quotes Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russia's SVR (a.k.a. Cozy Bear) saying that US sanctions introduced yesterday were an "unfriendly step, which in my opinion is also poorly considered," that would contribute to the “destruction of international stability." TheHill reports that Russian authorities denounce the sanctions as "illegal" and rumble about retaliation in kind.
The US sanctions against Russia have received general bipartisan approval in Congress. If anything, Congressional barking suggests that Capitol Hill is ready for an even harder line than the one the Administration has actually taken. Immediately after imposing the sanctions stick, US President Biden waved the carrot of high-level talks to ameliorate tensions between Washington and Moscow, NBC News reports.
IBM warns that the COVID-19 vaccine "cold chain," the refrigerated logistics necessary to ship and store vaccines, remains an attractive target for active cyberattack.
Whatever somebody (probably Israel) did at Natanz (probably a bomb), the enrichment facility seems back in business, and now producing sixty-percent U235, or so Iranian authorities tell Reuters.