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Hello!
I am a Malwarebytes user on Windows and android. Reading about Sunburst (FireEye, Microsoft, Solar Winds, Volexity etc).
I know they are targeting governments and corporations from what is known right now.
However Microsoft Outlook, Orion and other ubiquitious software have been compromised
One does not know what else. Volexity reports said something about the thinktank had been compromised several years.
 
  • Are Windows, Ms Office etc compromised?
  • I am a Windows home user with  Malwarebytes, hopefully safe online habits, authenticators. Ordinary people might get caught up in this and lose bank info or something.
  • What other tools, habits or actions would you recommend for home users in this situation?
Regards
 
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Hello @safesecure84 and :welcome:

As strictly a home user, it is highly unlikely you are employing SolarWinds'  Orion and the chances of your systems being targeted by the bad actors is zero.

As long as you are employing "safe hex" you are less likely to be victimized by targeted attacks.

HTH

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Malwarebytes already addresses the tools and methods used by SolarWinds as an attack vector.

As for a home user using the product, that is very unlikely as most of their tools are designed for large business models with costs often over $2K to start out.

SolarWinds advanced cyberattack: What happened and what to do now
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2020/12/advanced-cyber-attack-hits-private-and-public-sector-via-supply-chain-software-update/

 

quote: "We have also found no evidence that any of our free tools, Orion agents, or Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Players are impacted by SUNBURST."
https://www.solarwinds.com/securityadvisory

https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/12/18/a-message-to-our-customers/

 

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