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Well, on the bright side, the SolarWinds Sunburst attack will spur the cybersecurity field to evolve all over again

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How did they somehow bypass the source code control system? (Assuming there WAS a SCCS, and not just a bunch of files in a directory.) If they came through the front door one could start with a "git blame" command and start following the trail through logs. They might find something unusual that could result in updates to their security system such as time-of-day restrictions on who can access what, or by what access channel such activity is allowed.

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