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The SolarWinds hacker is back and has the global IT supply chain in a crosshair

This new offensive from the hacker group backed by Russia uses traditional methods like phishing to gain long-term access.

Nobelium, the Russian nation-state actor which was behind the infamous SolarWinds cyber-attack that targeted several United States government agencies and firms like Microsoft, is now targeting the global IT supply chain, Microsoft said in a blogpost. Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President of Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft said that Nobelium has been trying to replicate the approach it used in past attacks by targeting organisations integral to the global IT supply chain. "This time it is attacking a different part of the supply chain: resellers and other technology providers that customise, deploy and manage cloud services and other technologies on behalf of their customers," Burt said. We believe Nobelium ultimately hopes to piggyback on any direct access that resellers may have to their customers’ IT systems and more easily impersonate an organization’s trusted technology partner to gain access to…

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