Those responsible for the massive infiltration into government and corporate networks exploited cracks in U.S. defenses and gave away nothing to American monitoring of their systems, according to sources. SolarWinds has shifted much of its engineering to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Belarus.
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The recent hack on SolarWinds continues to increase in size, as new details emerge. It is believed that a Russian-backed campaign was behind the attack, with the hackers using a number of techniques to compromise multiple layers of the company’s supply chain. The New York Times reports that the attackers initially targeted several dozen networks and eventually hacked as many as 250.