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The SolarWinds supply chain attack was and still is one of the most complex and ingenious attacks that has come to light. How it was discovered is also an interesting topic for another conversation. The attack group in question is still being speculated on although one most people tend to gravitate towards is the Russian APT group COZY BEAR (APT29). The actual attack and compromise of the software repository at SolarWinds is the stuff of legend. Once that was completed it allowed the attackers access to a wide swath of business verticals along with government agencies from a single trusted source. They could, almost on a whim, compromise anyone that leveraged the SolarWinds product. Of course, supply chain attacks are nothing new and are not going anywhere. They are complicated to set up and maintain, but once in place they can yield amazing results.

Published in Security Talk

Cyber Security firm Crowdstrike has managed to pull in $30 million in funding to aid their efforts to track down foreign hackers. The money comes from Accel Partners and Warbug Pincus and shows just how much interest (and money) there is in Cyber Security. Crowdstrike is well known for their hands on approach to tracking down malicious individuals that break into corporate networks. And has had some success over (or they would not be getting the money).

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