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Suspected Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers By Reuters

Suspected Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers By Reuters
Suspected Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers

cyber attack in years leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT ) services to penetrate targets that had no compromised network software from SolarWinds Corp, investigators said.Other big companies, including Microsoft and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), said they found tainted SolarWinds software internally but had not found signs that the hackers used it to range widely on their networks.That followed a separate Microsoft blog post on Friday saying that SolarWinds had its software targeted by a second and unrelated group of hackers in addition to those linked to Russia.Also Thursday, SolarWinds released an update to fix the vulnerabilities in its flagship network management software Orion following the discovery of a second set of hackers that had targeted the company's products.

The identity of the second set of hackers, or the degree to which they may have successfully broken in anywhere, remains unclear.The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Security Agency had no immediate comment.

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