New malware from SolarWinds hackers found
Symantec researchers have found additional malware used by the attackers behind the SolarWinds hack. The malware helped the attackers to extend their access to an infected network.
The researchers have named the new malware Raindrop. It is very similar to the existing Teardrop malware that the a... Read more
SolarWinds hack may have started earlier than previously thought
The hackers behind the attack on the SolarWinds Orion software may have set up the attack earlier than initially thought. Until now, researchers assumed that the attackers entered the SolarWinds systems around March or April.
This is what Mark Warner, the senator in Virginia, tells Reuters. Warn... Read more
SolarWinds hack also hit Cisco, Intel, Nvidia, VMware and Belkin
The Wall Street Journal asked several companies asking whether they had been affected by the malware contained in SolarWinds Orion. This appears to be the case with multiple large IT companies.
The newspaper writes that network company Cisco, chip designers Intel and Nvidia, accounting firm Delo... Read more
Second hack found in SolarWinds software
Security researchers have found a second hack in the SolarWinds Orion software. The hack is less advanced and, according to the researchers, was carried out by a different group.
The second hack, which has been given the name Supernova, is a .NET web shell, ZDNet writes. Attackers used it to dow... Read more
Microsoft also hit by SolarWinds hack
Microsoft has disclosed that the hacked SolarWinds software also ended up on equipment within Microsoft. The company has found no indication that the hack was actually used to steal data from Microsoft.
In a short article, Reuters announced that Microsoft was also affected by the SolarWinds hack... Read more
Microsoft takes precautions to minimize abilities of SolarWinds hack
Microsoft has taken a number of measures to prevent the hack on SolarWinds from working. The company has seized a domain and blocked the software with Microsoft Defender.
A coalition of several other companies seized the domain avsmcloud.com and made sure it ended up in the hands of Microsoft. T... Read more