: SolarWinds says it patched software vulnerability

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SolarWinds Corp. SWI said Thursday that it found out about its compromised software on Monday and responded with a fix the next day, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. On Monday, FireEye announced that hackers had compromised SolarWinds Orion IT management software, used in many corporate and government networks worldwide, with malware that could control infected machines. That caused SolarWinds shares to drop more than 25% on the week. The SolarWinds hack was on the heels of FireEye’s FEYE own announcement that its systems had been attacked. In the filing, SolarWinds said it “swiftly” issued software patches to customers that it believes will fix the vulnerable code. Acknowledging that the attack on its systems was “highly sophisticated,” SolarWinds said it has yet to identify the attacker, which others have speculated is backed by a nation-state. Shares of SolarWinds rose 2% after hours, following a 2.4% decline to close Thursday’s regular session at $17.60.
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