Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers accessed company source code
Microsoft said Thursday that the SolarWinds hackers were able to access company source code, although the technology giant described the incident as largely harmless in an update to an internal investigation. “We detected unusual activity with a small number of internal accounts and upon review, we discovered one account had been used to view source code in a number of source code repositories,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “The account did not have permissions to modify any code or engineering systems and our investigation further confirmed no changes were made. These accounts were investigated and remediated.” The initial reports that Microsoft suffered a breach via updates to the SolarWinds Orion software generated some partial denials, but the investigation update helps illuminate what happened, and what didn’t, in an apparent cyber-espionage operation that also hit the federal government and other major companies. Microsoft “found no evidence of access to production […] The post Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers accessed company source code appeared first on CyberScoop.
One of the biggest brands in the music and events business, Ticketmaster, has agreed to pay a $10 million fine for “computer intrusion and fraud offenses” after employees used stolen credentials to spy on a competitor, according to the Department of Justice. The rival company didn’t know that one of its former employees had leaked logins to Ticketmaster, which used them to gather information in the mid-2010s about the competitor’s technology and other aspects of its business. “Ticketmaster employees repeatedly – and illegally – accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect business intelligence,” said acting U.S. Attorney Seth D. DuCharme. “Further, Ticketmaster’s employees brazenly held a division-wide ‘summit’ at which the stolen passwords were used to access the victim company’s computers, as if that were an appropriate business tactic.” The feds don’t name the victim company, but it’s widely known to be Songkick. The investigation […] The post Ticketmaster pays $10M fine to settle charges of using stolen passwords to spy on rival company appeared first on CyberScoop.
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