DarkHalo after SolarWinds: the Tomiris connection

In December 2020, news of the SolarWinds incident took the world by storm. While supply-chain attacks were already a documented attack vector leveraged by a number of APT actors, this specific campaign stood out due to the extreme carefulness of Read More …

SolarWinds Attackers Hit Active Directory Servers with FoggyWeb Backdoor

The threat actors behind the notorious SolarWinds supply-chain attacks have dispatched new malware to steal data and maintain persistence on victims’ networks, researchers have found. Researchers from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) have observed the APT it calls Nobelium Read More …

DOJ: SolarWinds hackers breached emails from 27 US Attorneys’ offices

The US Department of Justice says that the Microsoft Office 365 email accounts of employees at 27 US Attorneys’ offices were breached by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) during the SolarWinds global hacking spree. “The APT is believed to Read More …

SolarWinds patches critical Serv-U vulnerability exploited in the wild

SolarWinds is urging customers to patch a Serv-U remote code execution vulnerability exploited in the wild by “a single threat actor” in attacks targeting a limited number of customers. “Microsoft has provided evidence of limited, targeted customer impact, though SolarWinds Read More …

Russian hackers had months-long access to Denmark’s central bank

Russian state hackers compromised Denmark’s central bank (Danmarks Nationalbank) and planted malware that gave them access to the network for more than half a year without being detected. The breach was part of the SolarWinds cyber espionage campaign last year Read More …

Russian gang behind SolarWinds hack returns with phishing attack disguised as mail from US aid agency

Nobelium, the Russia-aligned gang identified as the perpetrators of the supply chain attack on SolarWinds’ Orion software, has struck again, Microsoft vice president Tom Burt in a blogpost Thursday. Burt’s post says the attacks saw Nobelium gain access to accounts Read More …

Elizabethan England has nothing on modern-day Russia

The threat landscape is changing. Organizations need to defend against an ever-evolving tranche of threat actors. For a long time, the lines that distinguish state-sponsored and crimeware groups were well-defined. We believe this is no longer the case. In today’s Read More …

SolarWinds hack analysis reveals 56% boost in command server footprint

A new analysis of the SolarWinds breach suggests that the attacker infrastructure behind the campaign is far larger than first believed. The catastrophic SolarWinds security incident involved the compromise of the vendor’s network and later the deployment of malicious SolarWinds Read More …