In December 2020, SolarWinds, a leading provider of software that helps manage IT infrastructure, was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack. The attackers used a previously unknown vulnerability, or “zero-day,” in SolarWinds’ software to gain access to the company’s systems and plant malicious code. This code allowed the attackers to spy on SolarWinds’ customers, which include many government agencies and large corporations. officials solarwinds zeroday
According to officials, the solarwinds zeroday attack was the work of a sophisticated foreign intelligence service. The intrusion was discovered in December 2020 and is believed to have begun in March 2020. SolarWinds provides network management software that is used by hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world, including many government agencies. The attackers gained access to SolarWinds’ systems and inserted malicious code into an update that was sent to SolarWinds’ customers. officials solarwinds zeroday
According to officials, the SolarWinds zeroday is a serious security threat. The zeroday exploits a critical vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion network management software. This software is used by many large organizations, including the U.S. government, to manage their networks. The zeroday allows attackers to take control of an organization’s network and access sensitive information. officials are urging organizations to patch their systems as soon as possible.