Hack brings unwanted attention to obscure but vital IT firm
December 16, 2020
Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to corporations and government agencies around the world.
But the revelation that elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds' software to peer into computer networks has put many of its highest-profile customers in national governments and Fortune 500 companies on high alert.
"They're not a household name the same way that Microsoft is. That's because their software sits in the back office," said Rob Oliver, a research analyst at...