BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith continues its investigation on behalf of SolarWinds Corporation (“SolarWinds” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SWI) investors concerning the Company and its officers’ possible violations of federal securities laws.
On December 13, 2020, Reuters reported hackers alleged to be working for Russia have been monitoring email traffic at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments. The alleged hackers are believed to have breached the emails by deceptively interfering with updates released by SolarWinds, which services various government vendors in the executive branch, the military, and the intelligence services.
On December 14, 2020, SolarWinds stated it has evidence that the weakness was introduced in its Orion monitoring products and existed in updates released between March and June 2020.
On this news, the price of SolarWinds shares fell $3.93, or 17%, to close at $19.62 per share on December 14, 2020, thereby injuring investors.
On December 15, 2020, Reuters reported that Vinoth Kumar, a security researcher, alerted the Company, last year, that anyone could access SolarWinds’ update server by using the password “solarwinds123” and that co-founder of cybersecurity company Huntress, Kyle Hanslovan, noticed the malicious updates were still available for download even days after SolarWinds was aware their software was compromised.
On this news, the price of SolarWinds shares fell $1.56, or 8%, to close at $18.06 per share on December 15, 2020, thereby injuring investors.
If you purchased SolarWinds securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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