SolarWinds releases updates to in response SUPERNOVA hack

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SolarWinds Corp. said Thursday that it has released updates in response to the ‘SUPERNOVA’ malware, which the company said was deployed through an exploitation of a vulnerability in its Orion Platform. The information technology management software company’s stock rose 0.4% in premarket trading Thursday. The stock had tumbled 32% from Dec. 11 through Wednesday, following a sophisticated and devastating hack believed to be connected to a Russian group. SolarWinds said it provided two “hotfix updates” that contained security enhancements, including those designed to prevent certain versions of its Orion Platform products from being exploited in a SUPERNOVA attack. The stock has lost 16.4% over the past three months through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 13.7%.
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