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SolarWinds’s Security Practices Questioned by Lawmakers

  • Technology company defends its cybersecurity culture, spending
  • ‘Password spraying’ among 3 potential methods for initial hack
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SolarWinds Corp.’s security practices in the years leading up to a major cyber-attack by suspected Russian hackers, who leveraged the company’s software to infiltrate government agencies and private-sector companies, were questioned by lawmakers in Washington.

At a Friday hearing on the hack by two House committees, Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi and chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, asked SolarWinds representatives about reports of lax security at the company.