SolarWinds says Russian group likely took data during cyber-attack


SolarWinds estimates the hackers breached fewer than 100 of its customers using its software.

TEXAS (BLOOMBERG) – The Russia-linked hackers that compromised popular software by the Texas-based firm SolarWinds last year broke into email accounts and likely took data from the firm.

SolarWinds said it “found evidence that causes us to believe the threat actor exfiltrated certain information as part of its research and surveillance,” according to a regulatory filing on Friday (May 7). The hackers “accessed email accounts of certain personnel, some of which contained information related to current or former employees and customers,” the company said.

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