SolarWinds hackers reviewed Microsoft's source code

SolarWinds hackers reviewed Microsoft’s source code

Microsoft, One of the most well-known targets of the alleged Russian-linked hacking group behind the recent SolarWinds InfiltrationOn Thursday, it was announced that spies had gained access to some of the company’s source code used to build software products.

The good news for the tech giant is that no harm appears to have occurred according to a Seattle-based company.

Microsoft wrote Thursday in: “We detected unusual activity with a small number of internal accounts, and upon audit, we discovered that one account was used to display source code in a number of source code repositories.” An update On penetration. “The account did not have permissions to modify any code or engineering systems and our investigation also confirmed that no changes were made.”

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Thousands of companies and Government agencies Influenced by the cyber espionage process, which introduced malicious code into the flagship software product of Austin-based Solarwinds to delve deeper into corporate and government central networks.

US officials blamed Russia, but the Kremlin denied involvement.

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The company said that in addition to its code, its investigation “found no evidence of access to production services or customer data” and “found no indications that our systems were used to attack others.”

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.

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Solarwinds said 18,000 customers were affected by the hack, including several Fortune 500 companies and several government agencies.

The massive operation was exposed earlier this month when cybersecurity firm FireEye revealed that it had been hacked. FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said the attack was “carried out by a country with first-class offensive capabilities”.

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Books in prof. “They are highly trained in operational security and are executed with discipline and focus.” Blog post On December 8th.

“They have worked in secret, using methods that are inconsistent with security and forensic tools. And they use a new mixture of technologies that we or our partners have not seen in the past.”

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Meanwhile, the Solar Winds has taken a hit since news of the attack broke out. In the past month, the company’s stock has fallen more than 34%. Additionally, the likes of Truist Securities and Baird have both downgraded SolarWinds stock from buy to contract with both also expecting stock price targets to drop to around $ 15. The stock closed on New Year’s Eve at $ 14.85 a share.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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