The SolarWinds Investigation Ramps Up

it was an Unprecedented and historic week in the United States Crowds of President Donald Trump’s supporters Riots on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and Stormed the capitol building, Forcing Congress to vacate and temporarily stop its symbolic certification of Joe Biden’s election as president. Digital archivist and others Scrambled to preserve Photos and footage from the rebellion as social networks deployed ad hoc content moderation policies. Meanwhile, national security experts are Be aware of the risks Information on the incident is in the Security and National Security-Capitol.

In other news, transparency activist DDCourse, a type of WikiLeaks successor group, Publish a troop of corporate informationParticularly controversial is the move that the data was originally stolen by ransomware attackers. And speaking of Wikileaks, on Monday the United Kingdom refused the United States Justice Department Julian Assange’s extradition request, Citing Assange’s mental state and suicide risk rather than any assessment of whether the founder of WikiLeaks violated the espionage act.

WhatsApp users received a notification this week that a change in the app’s privacy policy meant they could no longer choose to share data with Facebook – which was misleading because WhatsApp has shared that data since 2016, And gave an opt-out option for a 30-day window only that year. And Ticketmaster caught breaking into rival company’s systemFederal prosecutors agreed to pay a fine of $ 10 million to settle the case.

And there is more. Below we have rounded up the most important SolarWinds stories from around the internet so far. Click on the headlines to read them, and be safe there.

Since it was revealed that SolarWinds’ Orion IT management tool was exploited in a software supply chain attack, the cyber security industry has eagerly spread the news that the same Russian hackers tickle other popular software as well. This week FBI sources told Reuters that Czech Republic-based software company JetBrines has been investigated as another potential victim – and a potential vector for corrupt code. JetBrains ‘project management tool TeamCity is used by thousands of customers, including SolarWinds, raising the possibility that it can act as a starting point of transition within SolarWinds’ network. The fact that JetBrains was founded by three Russian engineers raised further doubts over the company. But St. Petersburg-based CEO of JetBrains Said this week that he has not been contacted by the FBI or any other agency. Nor do they say, that JetBrains has seen any evidence that it was broken by hackers themselves, not to mention that SolarWinds was used to further dissolve the system.

Chris Krebs, a former director of the Cyberspace and Infrastructure Security Agency, became a cause in November, when President Trump fired him — rightly — that widespread election hacking and fraud claims by the president and his supporters were false. Now, after a federal career that is credited with helping secure the 2020 presidential election from foreign interference, Krebs is venturing into another huge cybersecurity story of the past year: Russian hacker intrusion into SolarWindsA Texas company whose software was hijacked and entered a network of at least half a dozen federal agencies. SolarWinds has hired Krebs to help it recover and recover from the breech that was put at the epicenter of that far-reaching hacking scandal. He will join former Facebook and Yahoo chief security officer Alex Stamos, who likewise signed with the video conferencing firm Zooming last spring to help overcome your security crisis. Both Krebs and Stamos will work with SolarWinds. Given that SolarWinds stock has lost more than a third of its value, or more than $ 2.5 billion dollars, as reports of its breach have come, any fees the company is paying are likely to be consultancy – huge potential. – There is no doubt its total dissolved cost.

Singapore’s Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan told parliament on Monday that Singapore’s police investigation could use data from the country’s Kovid-19 contact tracing platform. Originally, the marketing of this service was collected as the least amount of possible information and only as a single-purpose tool for contact tools. But on Monday the platform was updated to reflect the ability of law enforcement access. More than four million Singaporean 6 million citizens reportedly use the app.