back to article SolarWinds backdoor gang pwns Microsoft support agent to turn sights on customers

The SolarWinds backdoor gang last month infiltrated Microsoft's support desk via a phishing attack to obtain information to use in cyber-attacks on some of the Windows giant's own customers, it was reported. Redmond said it traced the intrusion to a member of a team it calls Nobelium, the suspected Kremlin-run crew that used …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    The perils of piracy

    Malware has long been a staple of CD cracks and pirated games.

    I buy my games, always have. But I freely admit that shoving the disc in the reader just to play quickly got on my nerves. I used to have a fairly reliable No-CD site, so I could avoid that hassle. Slowly but surely, even that site got taken over by the scum of the Earth and its cracks were no longer trustworthy.

    These days, the problem is solved because I use Steam. GOG is also an option.

    But you buy your games. Cracking them is just asking for trouble.

  2. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Race between evil big tech corps

    Let's see if Amazon can corrupt their bought-in private IM app in less time than Facebook did.

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Using the Internet is like firing a gun

    It's no problem at all if you have complete control over it and are standing alone in front of the target on a firing range and self-isolating. But every other situation is dangerous, all these stories are just little bits of news, nothing surprising or unexpected.

    "I have never seen a situation so dismal that the Internet couldn't make it worse." - Brendan Behan updated.

  4. HildyJ Silver badge

    Hacking and COVID

    For both I am starting to suffer news overload.

    They both seem pervasive.

    The measures you took against the old variant may not be effective against the new variant.

    And even if you take measures to protect yourself, you can still be compromised by those who don't.

    These days it's harder and harder to get out of bed.

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