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Oracle has also withdrawn from operations in Russia and Belarus in response to the war in Ukraine, halting sales and ending service and support for businesses there. The company noted that they would not allow services to be re-subscribed in an alternate location or by a third-party provider.
There are no signs that these threats are going to subside at any point in the near future, with hackers having a strong financial incentive to continue. Even at organisations that have solid cyber defences, it is still possible for hackers to breach these firewalls and damage the company.
After analysis, MSTIC reports that while the malware is designed to look like ransomware, it does not have a ransom recovery mechanism. MSTIC now believe the malware was created to make the targeted devices unusable.
“The SVR has put at risk the global technology supply chain by allowing malware to be installed on the machines of tens of thousands of SolarWinds’ customers.”
The UK data centre operator said in a press release that the data centre is set for commissioning in the second half of this year, with IXcellerate CEO Guy Willner telling DCD the facility will start with 4MW of capacity in Q3 before 8MW of additional load is added in Q4 or early 2022.