The SolarWinds supply chain attack demonstrates that Russian intelligence services have learned from previous operations and adjusted their tactics, says Dmitri Alperovitch, the former CTO of security firm CrowdStrike, which investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Finland's Security and Intelligence Service now believes that the 2020 hacking incident that targeted the country's Parliament was the work of a China-linked advanced persistent threat group APT31, also known as Zirconium.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."
Citing national security concerns, the Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with legal proceedings to ban three Chinese-owned companies from providing telecommunications services in the U.S.
The White House on Wednesday unveiled the formation of a Unified Coordination Group to lead the government's response to attacks exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
Email security vendor Mimecast, which was targeted by the SolarWinds supply chain hack in January, reports in a Tuesday update that the hackers used the "Sunburst" backdoor as an initial attack vector to steal some source code. But Mimecast says it "found no evidence of any modifications" to that code.
U.S. intelligence agency reports conclude that Russia and Iran tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election via disinformation campaigns, but found "no indication that any foreign actor attempted to alter any technical aspect of the voting process," including voting results.
As the Biden administration makes final preparations to respond to the attacks against SolarWinds, it's been confronted by a second major cyberthreat: the hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers throughout the U.S. The response to this incident, however, will likely be much different.
Ahead of presenting a long-term review of national security strategy in Parliament on Tuesday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a statement calling for a boost to the country’s capacity to conduct cyberattacks on foreign adversaries.
It has been an open question as to how a half-dozen hacking groups began exploiting Exchange servers in an automated fashion in the days leading up to Microsoft's patches. But there are strong signs that the exploit code leaked, and the question now is: Who leaked it?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features cybercrime deterrence lessons learned from the disruption of the Emotet botnet operation. Also featured: An update on attacks tied to Microsoft Exchange flaw exploits; a discussion of the need to update business continuity plans.
Computer security researchers have acquired an enormous list of compromised email servers from the perpetrators of the mass Microsoft Exchange compromises. But a big question looms: How bad is this situation going to get?
Russian hackers apparently weren't the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, against one organization used malware that targeted a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit.