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United States – SolarWinds

Exploit: Hacking (Nation-State)
SolarWinds: Cybersecurity Software Developer 

Risk to Small Business: 1.122 = Extreme

An incursion by suspected Russian nation-state hackers at this major cybersecurity solutions provider was the suspected starting point of a massive hacking incident impacting a number of federal agencies and defense assets. The hackers were able to obtain authentic credentials that enabled them to inject code into a routine software patch, opening backdoors into client files and systems.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: 3,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Nation-state hacking is a growing problem that can lead to damaging, nightmarish consequences. One tool that was used in this hack was that old favorite – phishing.