Many Microsoft software licences are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers add products or employees. Photo: Reuters
Many Microsoft software licences are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers add products or employees. Photo: Reuters
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Suspected Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers without SolarWinds software

  • Security company CrowdStrike says hackers won access to the vendor that sold it Office licences and used that to try to read its email
  • SolarWinds’ Orion software was previously the only known point of entry for the worst US cyberattack in years

Many Microsoft software licences are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers add products or employees. Photo: Reuters
Many Microsoft software licences are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers add products or employees. Photo: Reuters
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