FireEye, Microsoft identify 'killswitch' to remove malware impacting SolarWinds Orion software

clock • 3 min read

But hackers may still have other means to retain access to victim networks, security experts warn

Cybersecurity giant FireEye has teamed up with Microsoft and the domain registrar GoDaddy to create a 'killswitch' for the Sunburst (or Solarigate) backdoor that was used by a state-backed hacker g...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Microsoft overhauls Recall, makes it opt-in

Threats and Risks

The move comes after security concerns from experts

clock 10 June 2024 • 3 min read
IT Essentials: AI sharks are circling

Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to the feeding frenzy

clock 10 June 2024 • 4 min read

More on Hacking

Pure Storage says attackers broke into a Snowflake environment

Pure Storage says attackers broke into a Snowflake environment

But no sensitive data was compromised

clock 13 June 2024 • 2 min read
UK and Canada launch joint probe into 23andMe data breach

UK and Canada launch joint probe into 23andMe data breach

Company has pledged to cooperate with regulators

clock 12 June 2024 • 2 min read
New York Times confirms data leak

New York Times confirms data leak

273GB of 'source code belonging to The New York Times Company' appear on 4chan

clock 10 June 2024 • 3 min read