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Malwarebytes Hit by SolarWinds Hackers

Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm, confirmed this week that the same hackers believed to originate from Russia who were behind the SolarWinds incident were able to access some of its internal emails without authorization.

According to the company, it did not use SolarWinds software, but had been targeted by the same hackers to access its O365 and Azure environments. It further stated that the access included a limited number of internal company emails, but did not include any access or compromise of its production environments, which is good news for its customers.

The CEO of Malwarebytes stated that the hacking campaign that started with FireEye and has affected both governmental agencies and Fortune 500 companies alike “is much broader than SolarWinds and I expect more companies will come forward soon.”

The fallout from these incidents continues, and no doubt there will be more to come.

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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