Original release date: May 14, 2021
CISA has released an analysis report, AR21-134A Eviction Guidance for Networks Affected by the SolarWinds and Active Directory/M365 Compromise. The report provides detailed steps for affected organizations to evict the adversary from compromised on-premises and cloud environments.
Additionally, CISA has publicly issued Emergency Directive (ED) 21-01 Supplemental Direction Version 4: Mitigate SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise to all federal agencies that have—or had—networks that used affected versions of SolarWinds Orion and have evidence of follow-on threat actor activity.
Although the guidance in AR21-134A and ED 21-01 Supplemental Direction V.4 is tailored to federal agencies, CISA encourages critical infrastructure entities; state, local, territorial, and tribal government organizations; and private sector organizations to review and apply it, as appropriate.
Review the following resources for additional information:
- CISA Webpage: Remediating Networks Affected by the SolarWinds and Active Directory/M365 Compromise (updated May 14, 2021)
- CISA Webpage: SolarWinds Orion Supply Chain Compromise
- CISA Emergency Directive 21-01: Mitigate SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise
- CISA Alert AA20-352A: Advanced Persistent Threat Compromise of Government Agencies, Critical Infrastructure, and Private Sector Organizations
Note: the U.S. Government attributes this activity to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). Additional information may be found in a statement from the White House and in the three Joint Cybersecurity Advisories summarized in the CISA Fact Sheet: Russian SVR Activities Related to SolarWinds Compromise.