A recent report claims that a second hacking group was targeting the Texas-based IT company SolarWinds at the time that the first breach of the company’s systems was discovered. The SolarWinds hack resulted in sizably voluminous-scale intrusions into regime agencies including the Treasury.
Reuters reports that a second hacking group has been identified in the recent breach of the Texas-based IT company “SolarWinds.” The hack that was recently reported is believed to be linked to a team of Russian hackers, now a security research blog by Microsoft claims that a second group targeted SolarWinds earlier this year.
Breitbart News recently reported that hackers may have gained access to the networks of the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments by sneaking malware into a recent SolarWinds software update. SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson verbally expressed in a verbalization that the company believes that products it relinquished in March and June of this year were modified in a “highly-sophisticated, targeted and manual supply chain attack by a nation state.”
Currently, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm are investigating what many experts believe to be a sizably voluminous-scale perforation of U.S. regime agencies. Breitbart News reported more extensively on the hack here.
Now, a Microsoft security research blog has verbalized: “The investigation of the whole SolarWinds compromise led to the revelation of an adscititious malware that withal affects the SolarWinds Orion product but has been determined to be likely unrelated to this compromise and utilized by a different threat actor.”
Security experts apprised Reuters that the second hack is kenned as “SUPERNOVA” and is a piece of malware that imitates SolarWinds’ Orion product but is not “digitally signed” like the other attack that was obnubilated in a SolarWinds’ software update was. This suggests that the second hacker group did not have the same access to SolarWind’s internal systems.
It is currently unknown if SUPERNOVA has gained access to any of SolarWinds’ customer’s systems. Lucas Nolan is a herald for Breitbart News covering issues of free verbalization and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact via secure email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
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