More than 200 organizations have been hacked by Russia as part of a cyber attack on SolarWinds, a third-party software contractor that has compromised several government agencies, Bloomberg News Reported.
Massachusetts-based cyber security firm Recorded Future identified 198 people who had been hacked through a malicious update, threat analyst Alan Lisa told news outlets.
Three people familiar with the investigation told Bloomberg that the hack compromised by attempting to transfer at least 200 victims to their computer networks or obtain user credits.
According to Bloomberg, approximately 18,000 SolarWind customers received malicious updates. Of that number, more than 1,000 experienced a malicious code ping that gave hackers access to sensitive networks.
The identity of the victims was not provided to Bloomberg, and the number is expected to grow as the investigation continues.
A spokesperson for SolarWinds told the news outlet that it “focuses on collaborating with customers and experts to share information and work to better understand the issue.”
Hill has reached out to SolarWinds and Recorded Future for comment and confirmation.
The analysis comes in the form of US grapes with the fall of the hack, which some have suggested may be the amount of An act of war. The Cyberspace and Infrastructure Protection Agency said this week that the attack posed a serious threat to government and private sector organizations.
Reuters was the first to report Last sunday That the agreement was reached under an agreement between the Treasury Department and an agency of the Department of Commerce. The washington post It was later reported that the Russian military intelligence unit “Kozi Beer” was behind the attack.
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Trump tweeted, “Russia, Russia is a priority chant when anything happens because Lamstream is mostly for financial reasons, afraid to discuss the possibility that it could be China (it could be!),” Trump tweeted Tweeted.
Several government agencies have been compromised in the last one week including the state government department, defense department and agencies Department of Energy.