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collage of circuits and padlocks The impact of this cyber breach will be far-reaching, and it will take time to have a good sense of precisely what was compromised. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Ever heard of SolarWinds….well, before this past month anyway? SolarWinds was not a known name to many of us up until recently. But, rest assured, this company will now go down in history as a conduit for one of the largest cyber-breaches in history.

According to Brian Krebs from KrebsOnSecurity, “(t)he still-unfolding breach at network management software firm SolarWinds may have resulted in malicious code being pushed to nearly 18,000 customers.” Unfortunately, the 18,000 (or more) customers are just now starting to realize the impact that SolarWinds is going to have on their organization.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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