Did Someone at the Commerce Dept. Find a SolarWinds Backdoor in Aug. 2020?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:57:19 +0000

On Aug. 13, 2020, someone uploaded a suspected malicious file to VirusTotal, a service that scans submitted files against more than five dozen antivirus and security products. Last month, Microsoft and FireEye identified that file as a newly-discovered fourth malware backdoor used in the sprawling SolarWinds supply chain hack. An analysis of the malicious file and other submissions by the same VirusTotal user suggest the account that initially flagged the backdoor as suspicious belongs to IT personnel at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the U.S. Commerce Department that handles telecommunications and Internet policy.

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VMware Flaw a Vector in SolarWinds Breach?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:33:13 +0000

U.S. government cybersecurity agencies warned this week that the attackers behind the widespread hacking spree stemming from the compromise at network software firm SolarWinds used weaknesses in other, non-SolarWinds products to attack high-value targets. According to sources, among those was a flaw in software virtualization platform VMware, which the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) warned on Dec. 7 was being used by Russian hackers to impersonate authorized users on victim networks.

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Server Security for the Modern IT Ecosystem

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:30:46 +0000

A Changing Landscape In recent years we’ve seen a fundamental shift in the IT landscape, accelerated towards cloud and containerized infrastructures. According to Forbes, by 2020 it is predicted that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud. Moving beyond the cloud, software development teams are driving further change with the adoption of…

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4 Principles For Hybrid Cloud Success

Credit to Author: Mark Nunnikhoven (Vice President, Cloud Research)| Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:00:40 +0000

The future is cloud. At this point in it’s evolution it’s undeniable. The questions facing organizations now are “how much?” and “how fast?” How do you map out a reasonable path to a cloud deployment? Few organizations will be 100 percent cloud and most will take years to migrate existing assets from their on-premises environments….

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