Biden Administration Drafting EO to Help U.S. Government Secure Digital Supply Chain

Biden Administration Drafting EO to Help U.S. Gov’t Secure Digital Supply Chain The Biden administration said it’s drafting an executive order to help the United States government better defend itself against digital supply chain attacks. A Step Up for Federal Read More …

Passwordstate password manager hacked in supply chain attack

Click Studios, the company behind the Passwordstate enterprise password manager, notified customers that attackers compromised the app’s update mechanism to deliver malware in a supply-chain attack after breaching its networks. Passwordstate is an on-premises password management solution used by over 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 …

White House: Here’s what we’ve learned from tackling the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server cyber incidents

Lessons learned from responses to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange cyber incidents will be used to coordinate action against future cybersecurity and hacking incidents, the White House has said. Both incidents required the United States to react to cyberattacks by Read More …

Supernova malware clues link Chinese threat group Spiral to SolarWinds server hacks

A possible link to China has been noted by researchers examining the exploit of SolarWinds servers to deploy malware. On Monday, Secureworks’ counter threat unit (CTU) said that during late 2020, a compromised Internet-facing SolarWinds server was used as a Read More …

Microsoft: SolarWinds Attackers Downloaded Azure, Exchange Code

Threat actors downloaded some Microsoft Exchange and Azure code repositories during the sprawling SolarWinds supply-chain attack but did not use the company’s internal systems or products to attack other victims. That’s the final verdict this week by the tech giant Read More …

Copycat researchers imitate supply chain attack that hit tech giants

This week, over 150 new packages have been published to the npm open-source repository named after private components being internally used by major companies. These npm packages are identical to the proof-of-concept packages created by Alex Birsan, the researcher who Read More …

Microsoft warns enterprises of new ‘dependency confusion’ attack technique

Microsoft has published a white paper on Tuesday about a new type of attack technique called a “dependency confusion” or a “substitution attack” that can be used to poison the app-building process inside corporate environments. The technique revolves around concepts Read More …