CISA: SolarWinds Orion Software Under Active Attack

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning that sophisticated hackers are actively exploiting SolarWinds Orion IT monitoring and management software.

The cyberattack, which is ongoing, is believed to be the work of a highly sophisticated, evasive, nation state hacking group who created a Trojanized version of Orion software that has been used to deploy a backdoor into customers’ systems dubbed SUNBURST.

The supply chain attack has impacted around 18,000 customers, who are understood to have downloaded the Trojanized version of SolarWinds Orion and the SUNBURST backdoor. SolarWinds Orion is used by large public and private organizations and government agencies.

SolarWinds customers include...

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