header banner

Bloomberg: Is this person a robot?

Table of Contents

    If you are a publicly traded software company, and your customers access your product through a server, and you provide them with a default password to log into the server, and the default password is “password,” is that securities fraud? You know the answer!

    Yesterday the US Securities and Exchange Commission sued “software company SolarWinds Corporation and its chief information security officer, Timothy G. Brown, for fraud and internal control failures relating to allegedly known cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities.” SolarWinds sells network management software to companies and governments, including “an information technology infrastructure and management platform” called Orion. In 2020, Orion was famously hacked by Russian state actors, who inserted hidden code into Orion software updates and were “then able to remotely exploit the networks and systems of SolarWinds’ customers,” which they used “for the primary purpose of espionage.”


    Article information

    Author: John Hogan MD

    Last Updated: 1700344681

    Views: 1188

    Rating: 3.6 / 5 (91 voted)

    Reviews: 84% of readers found this page helpful

    Author information

    Name: John Hogan MD

    Birthday: 1950-05-19

    Address: 080 Floyd Underpass Apt. 641, Lake Amandatown, NM 58909

    Phone: +4383175683566496

    Job: Firefighter

    Hobby: Orienteering, Wildlife Photography, Baking, Soccer, Playing Guitar, Cycling, Beekeeping

    Introduction: My name is John Hogan MD, I am a unwavering, Precious, strong-willed, capable, proficient, transparent, dedicated person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.