Microsoft has said that they have identified over 40 customers who were affected by the SolarWinds hack. These customers were affected as they installed trojanized versions of the SolarWinds Orion platform. Microsoft used their Microsoft Defender antivirus product, a built-in antivirus product for all Windows devices, to disorder the intrusions on their clients’ devices.
Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, said that they are now notifying anyone who was impacted, with 80% of those affected being located in the United States. The rest of the victims ranged across seven other countries – such as UAE, the UK, Canada, Spain, Israel, Mexico and Belgium