Russian hackers gain access to federal agencies and defense assets using phishing methods

Russian hackers gain access to federal agencies and defense assets using phishing methods

https://www.newsweek.com/solarwinds-hack-customer-list-suspected-russian-cyberattack-1554467

Exploit: Hacking (Nation-State)
SolarWinds: Cybersecurity Software Developer 

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Risk to Small Business: 1.122 = Extreme An incursion by suspected Russian nation-state hackers at this major cybersecurity solutions provider was the suspected starting point of a massive hacking incident impacting a number of federal agencies and defense assets. The hackers were able to obtain authentic credentials that enabled them to inject code into a routine software patch, opening backdoors into client files and systems.

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Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: 3,000
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:  Nation-state hacking is a growing problem that can lead to damaging, nightmarish consequences. One tool that was used in this hack was that old favorite – phishing.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.


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