US federal payroll agency hacked using SolarWinds software flaw

The FBI has discovered that the National Finance Center (NFC), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal payroll agency, was compromised by exploiting a SolarWinds Orion software flaw, according to a Reuters report. NFC provides human resources and payroll services Read More …

Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

The Russian government has issued a security warning to organizations in Russia about possible retaliatory cyberattacks by the USA for the SolarWinds breach. Last month, the SolarWinds network management company disclosed that they suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that led to Read More …

Remediation and Hardening Strategies for Microsoft 365 to Defend Against UNC2452

In December 2020, FireEye uncovered and publicly disclosed a widespread attacker campaign that is being tracked as UNC2452. In some, but not all, of the intrusions associated with this campaign where Mandiant has visibility, the attacker used their access to Read More …

Malwarebytes says SolarWinds hackers accessed its internal emails

Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes today confirmed that the threat actor behind the SolarWinds supply-chain attack were able to gain access to some company emails. “While Malwarebytes does not use SolarWinds, we, like many other companies were recently targeted by the same Read More …

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

On December 13, 2020, FireEye published a blog post detailing a supply chain attack leveraging Orion IT, an infrastructure monitoring and management platform by SolarWinds. In parallel, Volexity published an article with their analysis of related attacks, attributed to an Read More …

JetBrains denies being involved in SolarWinds hack

Czech software development firm JetBrains published a statement today denying reports from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal claiming that JetBrains is under investigation for possibly being involved in the SolarWinds hack that impacted thousands of companies Read More …

US government formally blames Russia for SolarWinds hack

Four US cyber-security agencies, including the FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA, have released a joint statement today formally accusing the Russian government of orchestrating the SolarWinds supply chain attack. US officials said that “an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, Read More …

DHS orders federal agencies to update SolarWinds Orion platform

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has ordered all US federal agencies to update the SolarWinds Orion platform to the latest version by the end of business hours on December 31, 2020. CISA’s Supplemental Guidance to Emergency Directive 21-01 Read More …

SUNBURST Additional Technical Details

FireEye has discovered additional details about the SUNBURST backdoor since our initial publication on Dec. 13, 2020. Before diving into the technical depth of this malware, we recommend readers familiarize themselves with our blog post about the SolarWinds supply chain Read More …