“This was the most pristine espionage effort, unlike anything we’ve seen in a very long time,” said Karim Hijazi, a former intelligence community contractor. “Everyone in the cybersecurity community is freaking out, because we don’t know where this could stop.”
Prevailion CEO Karim Hijazi discusses SolarWinds compromise with TD Ameritrade Network’s Oliver Renick.
As of mid-day Monday, the malicious update was still available for download on SolarWind’s website, according to Karim Hijazi, founder and chief executive of Prevailion Inc., a Maryland-based cybersecurity firm. Hijazi said his team compared the available download with security alerts identifying the tampered update, and it’s an exact match.
Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Myles Udland, and Julie Hyman speak with Prevailion CEO Karim Hijazi about yesterday’s big tech hearing.