March 29, 2023

Autodesk, an American software and security company, said in a recent filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that hackers had targeted the firm with the Sunburst malicious software. Cozy Bear, a state-sponsored Russian hacking group, relied on Sunburst to carry out an attack against SolarWinds.

The list of victims keeps growing for the suspected Russian hackers who breached a U.S. federal contractor in order to gather intelligence from throughout the federal government.

Autodesk said it discovered that one of its servers had been compromised, and that it had taken steps to remediate the fallout.It is only the latest publicly listed company to confirm it was a focus of the supply chain hack, after Microsoft, FireEye and others.

While we believe that no customer operations or Autodesk products were disrupted as a result of this attack, other, similar attacks could have a significant negative impact on our systems and operations

Autodesk Statement

Third parties may attempt to fraudulently induce our employees, vendors, partners, or users to disclose information to gain access to our data or our users’ data and there is the risk of employee, contractor, or vendor error or malfeasance.

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