(Reuters) – Denmark's central bank was compromised in last year's global SolarWinds hacking operation and left a "back door" to its network open for seven months, IT media Version2 reported on Tuesday with reference to documents related to the case.
hackers, accused by the United States of working for Russian intelligence, were unusually sophisticated and modified code in SolarWind's network management software downloaded by 18,000 customers around the world.
Attackers could use SolarWinds to enter a network and then create a backdoor for potential continued access.
Such a back door stood open at the Danish central bank for seven months until it was discovered by the American security company Fire Eye, says Version2, referring to various documents it received during a request for freedom of information. [1
" The SolarWinds attack also affected the financial infrastructure in Denmark. The relevant systems were contained and analyzed as soon as the compromise from SolarWinds Orion became known, "it added.
SolarWinds did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Russian government has denied involvement in the SolarWinds hack. , which affected both companies and institutions around the world, including nine US federal agencies.
Microsoft, whose president has described the attack as "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen", said last week that they had discovered a new infringement as part of their probe by suspected SolarWinds hackers. Catalog