Hacking victim SolarWinds hires ex-Homeland Security official Krebs as consultant

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Fri, 2021-01-08 05:04

SAN FRANCISCO: The company used by hackers as a springboard for the worst-known breach of US government computers in at least five years has hired some of the biggest names in security to help it recover.
SolarWinds Corp, which had backdoored versions of its network-management software go out to thousands of customers, had already hired CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. to help it assess the intrusion and protect it going forward.

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies before a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
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