A massive supply chain attack had distributed malware to tens of thousands of ASUS computers worldwide through legitimate ASUS software updates. It appears as if the attackers had inside information about ASUS servers and systems.
Vulnerable IT service providers are becoming entry points for supply chain attacks as seen in the recent attack on Wipro. The attack follows closely after Wipro CEO declares "security cannot be a show stopper for business priorities".
Magecart cybercrime group appears to have broaden their supply chain attacks to target more sites by going after third-party advertising vendors that works with media or entertainment websites.
It took two months for the public to learn of the Blackbaud ransomware supply chain attack, and has led to data breaches in more than a hundred universities and nonprofit organizations.
CISA says that SolarWinds hack possibly affected federal, state, and local government agencies and critical infrastructure entities dealing with gas, electricity, and manufacturing.
The supply chain attack method leverages commonly-used dependency managers and private or non-existent dependencies to install malicious code and backdoors in internal applications.
The SITA incident is a very significant supply chain attack, with a number of major airlines reporting that their frequent flyer programs were compromised as a result of the breach.
Cybersecurity professionals were left in the dark as the SolarWinds attack unfolded. Looking at how this could have been prevented, three distinct vulnerabilities stand out.
PHP open-source team averted a potential supply chain attack after hackers compromised their self-managed Git server and inserted malicious code in PHP’s “under development” version.
Codecov supply chain attack remained undetected for months and likely affected Google, IBM, HP, and others. Hackers stole user data from the company’s continuous integration environment.