Bracewell’s David Springer talked with the Austin American-Statesman about Austin-based software maker SolarWinds being at the center of a software breach involving the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, as well as other government agencies and private companies.
Springer said that the breach of SolarWinds is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories in recent years and that it is unlikely the full extent of the breach will ever be known.
“It’s a supply chain attack that is so hard for customers as users of software to protect against. The victims of this downloaded software from the SolarWinds website, everything that they were downloading looks incredibly legitimate,” Springer said. “This is not a situation of people clicking the wrong link or getting tricked by a phishing email or something. Everybody, all the victims of this, government agencies and businesses appear, did everything right.”