SolarWinds is back in hot water after an investor claim implicated the business of bad security practices, which they state permitted hackers to burglarize a minimum of 9 U.S. government agencies and numerous business.
The claim said SolarWinds utilized an easily guessable password “solarwinds123” on an upgrade server, which was subsequently breached by hackers “most likely Russian in origin.” Former SolarWinds chief executive Sudhakar Ramakrishna, speaking at a congressional hearing in March, blamed the poor password on an intern.
There are many cases of companies bearing the brunt from breaches caused by vendors and contractors across the supply chain.
Specialists are still attempting to comprehend simply how the hackers burglarized SolarWinds servers. The weak password does expose wider issues about the business’s security practices– including how the quickly guessable password was enabled to be set to start with.
Even if the intern is held culpable, SolarWinds still faces what’s known as vicarious liability– which can cause hefty penalties.
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