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SolarWinds CEO: Attack Began Much Earlier Than Previously Thought
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tdsan
tdsan,
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5/20/2021 | 11:32:44 AM
Interesting post.
I don't have a problem with the site being hacked, but the amount of time and the lack of transparency especially with this type of information is what I have an issue with. This hack was one of the most sophiciated hacks in history. As a result, the hacker has used Solarwinds network like a jumpbox, to exploit various agencies (private and public) using SW as an attack source. The question remains, what was the security team doing when Russian actors accessed this network for over a year (Sept. 2019) and some time thereafter.

The CISO and his staff need to be fired, this has caused a breach from a national security perspective. 

In addition, it sounds to me that they did not take "cybersecurity" seriously because after the hack, they are now just putting together a team, that should have been in the very beginning (but it is too late now, the damage has been done - reputation and confidence).



This is definitely a lack of oversight and judgement on a company that toutes security and network management, sad to see a giant being hit by a select group (where was the notification or alerting, failure at all ends of the spectrum).

T


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