SolarWinds Attackers Compromised a Microsoft Support Agent and Some Basic Client Information

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SolarWinds Attackers Compromised a Microsoft Support Agent and Some Basic Client

Nobelium, the Russian-backed gang known for the SolarWinds supply chain hack, saw a backdoor put in thousands of organizations before cherry-picking nine US federal agencies and roughly 100 US companies to penetrate and steal information from — has now targeted Microsoft.

Microsoft recently claimed in a Friday update that “information-stealing malware” was discovered on the workstation of one of its support workers, giving them access to basic account information for a small number of customers.

In some cases, the actor exploited this information to undertake highly targeted assaults as part of a larger operation. According to the company, it responded swiftly, removed the access, and secured the device.

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