The so-called Electric Panda group is not new — it seems to have been operating since at least 2016, according to one of the indicators listed by DCSA. And Karim Hijazi, CEO of cyber firm Prevailion, told Politico he found two malware types associated with the group’s activity — one of which, Fireball, is definitively Chinese in origin — that were referenced as early as 2017 by the cyber firms Checkpoint and Unit 42.
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.