(Reuters) – SolarWinds Corp. said on Thursday that it had released an update to address the vulnerabilities in its flagship network management software, Orion, following the discovery of a second set of hackers targeting the company's products.
SolarWinds, which is already dealing with the fallout from a massive hacking campaign that used the US technology company as a springboard to infiltrate federal government networks, has its software targeted at a second and unrelated group of hackers as well, Microsoft said in a blog post on Friday.
The first set of hackers, blamed for an expansive digital dragnet that compromised the Ministries of Finance, Trade, Homeland Security and Energy, is believed to be working on behalf of Russia, US officials and lawmakers have said.
Russia has denied any responsibility for the hack.
The identity of the second set of hackers, or the extent to which they may have successfully hacked anywhere, remains unclear.