Attacks on SolarWinds software in July were possible because the company had compiled some dynamic link libraries without Address Space Layout Randomisation, Microsoft claims in a security brief.
Three zero-day vulnerabilities in SonicWall's Email Security product that were being exploited in the wild have been reported by American security firm FireEye's Mandiant Managed Defence unit.
A widely deployed SSL VPN device known as Pulse Secure Connect has been revealed to have a serious vulnerability, with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System score of 10, the maximum possible, that can be exploited remotely.
The United States has alleged that the Russian security agency known as the Foreign Intelligence Service was responsible for the attack on the supply chain of SolarWinds Orion network management software.
Cloud visibility and analytics provider Gigamon has announced its latest Gigamon Hawk technical integration with the intelligence-led security company FireEye.
A Republican senator from Ohio has criticised the US Government over taking more than three months to say who was accountable for not stopping the SolarWinds supply chain attack that first came to light in December 2020.
Email security firm Mimecast says a hit on its infrastructure by attackers who used the SolarWinds supply chain to gain access, went deeper than already reported, with some of the company's source code being stolen.
Microsoft and security firm FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence division have published further details about the SolarWinds attacks, but neither company has fully verified the claims they make.
Security firm Qualys has become the latest to be affected by a breach of a file transfer system manufactured by the firm Accellion, the company says.
Comments made by Microsoft president Brad Smith to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which held a hearing on the SolarWinds attacks last week, claiming that there is more security in the cloud than in on-premises servers, have met a tough response from former NSA hacker Jake Williams, who characterised them as having caused more harm to security than the SolarWinds attackers did in the first place.
Transport for NSW has been hit by an attack on a file transfer system manufactured by the firm Accellion, the agency says.
Microsoft has admitted that the malicious attackers involved in a supply chain attack gained access to some part of the source code for its Azure, Exchange and Intune products.
ANALYSIS The assertion by Microsoft President Brad Smith during a 60 Minutes interview with CBS on Sunday that the supply chain attack revealed by security firm FireEye in December was "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen" has once again raised the question of the extent to which Microsoft was involved in this attack.
Email security firm Mimecast has admitted that the compromise of a certificate it had issued for some Microsoft services is connected to the SolarWinds supply chain incident.
GUEST RESEARCH: In December 2020, FireEye uncovered and publicly disclosed a widespread attacker campaign that is being tracked as UNC2452. In some, but not all, of the intrusions associated with this campaign where Mandiant has visibility, the attacker used their access to on-premises networks to gain unauthorized access to the victim’s Microsoft 365 environment.
Cyber security firm FireEye has released new guidance for those who have been compromised by the SolarWinds attackers to harden their environments and remediate areas where attacks are feared.
The lack of timing and detail in Microsoft's announcement about its source code being accessed by the attackers who used SolarWinds' Orion network management software in a supply chain attack can only mean that this is bad news, the Israel-based source code control, detection, and response solution start-up Cycode, claims.
Email security provider Mimecast says it has been informed by Microsoft that a certificate it issued for authentication of Mimecast Sync and Recover, Continuity Monitor, and IEP products to Microsoft 365 Exchange Web Services has been compromised.
The kind of silly claims made by Western news media when it comes to cyber security attacks can be gauged from the latest "exclusive" put out by the British news agency Reuters: a claim that the FBI is investigating a postcard sent to security firm FireEye after it began looking closely at an attack on its own infrastructure.
The NSW Department of Health, a user of the Orion network management software that was compromised in a supply chain attack, says it was alerted on 14 December to the fact that an attack had taken place.
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