Malwarebytes claims that some of its emails were hacked by SolarWinds hackers

Cyber ​​security firm Malwarebytes said on Tuesday that some of its emails were hacked by the same hackers who used software company SolarWinds to hack a number of US government agencies. In a statement, the Santa Clara, California-based company said that although it didn’t use software made by SolarWinds, the company at the center of the breach, it had been successfully targeted by the same hackers who managed to sneak into its Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure environments.

Malwarebytes said the hack gave spies access to “a limited subset of internal corporate email”. But it found no evidence of unauthorized access or compromise of its production environments, which could have had a potentially catastrophic impact because the company’s security products are used by millions of people. “Our software remains safe to use,” says the company’s statement.

The disclosure was the latest in a series of announcements from digital security companies that they had been compromised or targeted by hackers, which the US government deemed “likely Russian in origin.” SolarWinds hackers were previously accused of stealing hacking tools from cybersecurity firm FireEye, which accesses an unspecified number of source code repositories at Microsoft and hijacks the digital certificates used by email advocacy firm Mimecast.

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said late last month that she too recently uncovered an unsuccessful attempt to steal her emails. The company did not identify the hackers involved, but two people familiar with it said they were the same suspected Russian hackers accused of hacking into SolarWinds. Russia has denied any involvement in the hacker madness.

In a message posted on TwitterMalwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski said the hacking campaign “is much broader than SolarWinds and I expect other companies to step forward soon.”

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News Highlights:

  • “Our software remains safe to use,” says the company’s statement. The disclosure was the latest in a series of announcements from digital security companies that they had been compromised or targeted by hackers, which the US government deemed “likely Russian in origin.” SolarWinds hackers were previously accused of stealing hacking tools from cybersecurity firm FireEye, which accesses an unspecified number of source code repositories at Microsoft and hijacks the digital certificates used by email advocacy firm Mimecast. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said late last month that she too recently uncovered an unsuccessful attempt to steal her emails.
  • Malwarebytes claims that some of its emails were hacked by SolarWinds hackers