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“Microsoft is warning software vendors to protect their updater processes after discovering a “well-planned, finely orchestrated” attack that hijacked an unnamed editing tool’s software supply chain.

As Microsoft’s threat response group explains, the attackers used the update mechanism of a popular but unnamed piece of editing software to gain a foothold in several high-profile technology and financial organizations. The software vendor itself was also under attack, it says.

The espionage campaign, dubbed WilySupply by Microsoft, is likely to be financially motivated and target updaters to reach mostly finance and payment-industry firms.”

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Author: Liam Tung