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Malware Used in SolarWinds Attack Linked to Backdoor Attributed to Turla Cyberspies

11
Jan
2021
Malware Used in SolarWinds Attack Linked to Backdoor Attributed to Turla Cyberspies

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Hackers believed to be operating out of Russia have targeted Texas-based IT management solutions provider SolarWinds as part of a sophisticated operation that allowed the attackers to breach the system of hundreds of high-profile organizations.

The threat group used trojanized updates for SolarWinds’ Orion monitoring product to deliver a piece of malware named Sunburst. This backdoor was sent to as many as 18,000 SolarWinds customers, but a few hundred government and private sector organizations also received secondary payloads that allowed the attackers to gain deeper access into their networks.

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