SolarWinds Says 18,000 Customers Were Impacted by Recent Hack


    IT software provider SolarWinds downplayed a recent security breach in documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. From a report: SolarWinds disclosed on Sunday that a nation-state hacker group breached its network and inserted malware in updates for Orion, a software application for IT inventory management and monitoring. Orion app versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1, released between March 2020 and June 2020, were tainted with malware, SolarWinds said in a security advisory. The trojanized Orion update allowed attackers to deploy additional and highly stealthy malware on the networks of SolarWinds customers. But while initial news reports on Sunday suggested that all of SolarWinds’ customers were impacted, in SEC documents filed today, SolarWinds said that of its 300,000 total customers, only 33,000 were using Orion, a software platform for IT inventory management and monitoring, and that fewer than 18,000 are believed to have installed the malware-laced update. The company said it notified all its 33,000 Orion customers on Sunday, even if they didn’t install the trojanized Orion update, with information about the hack and mitigation steps they could take. Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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