Bracewell’s David Springer told Kara Carlson of the Austin American-Statesman that it might be impossible to fully know if all the SolarWinds hackers’ access points have been removed from the systems they breached.
“It’s a little bit like bed bugs,” said Springer. “You can do a lot to try to eradicate them, but sometimes the problem gets so bad, and they’re just so into everything you kind of have to just burn your mattress. And that’s kind of where we find ourselves here.”
Springer added that it has become clear that once in these systems, the hackers moved around the network and breached a number of systems.