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Dark Halo Leverages SolarWinds Compromise to Breach Organizations – Volexity

Dark Halo Leverages SolarWinds Compromise to Breach Organizations

Volexity is releasing additional research and indicators associated with compromises impacting customers of the SolarWinds Orion software platform. Volexity has also published a guide for responding to the SolarWinds breach, and how to detect, prevent, and remediate this supply chain attack. On Sunday, December 13, 2020, FireEye released a blog detailing an alleged compromise to the company SolarWinds. This compromise involved a backdoor being distributed through an update to SolarWind’s Orion software product. FireEye attributed this activity to an unknown threat actor it tracks as UNC2452. Volexity has subsequently been able to tie these attacks to multiple incidents it worked in late 2019 and 2020 at a US-based think tank. Volexity tracks this threat actor under the name Dark Halo. At one particular think tank, Volexity worked three separate incidents involving Dark Halo. In the initial incident, Volexity found multiple tools, backdoors, and malware implants that had allowed the attacker to remain undetected for … Continue reading Dark Halo Leverages SolarWinds Compromise to Breach Organizations