SolarWinds Breach Related Events Prevented by Minerva Labs


Injection Attacks Thwarted Since August; The Minerva Approach Proves Itself Once Again

PETAH TIKVA, Israel and MENLO PARK, California, December 18, 2020 Minerva Labs, a leading provider of Pre-Execution Threat Prevention Platform, today announced that the company conducted a thorough review of the cybersecurity threat exposed by the SolarWinds breach.  Minerva Labs reports a dramatic increase in the number of prevented events coming from the “SolarWinds.BusinessLayerHost.exe” process in the past few months.

Researchers suspect that this activity is related to the current event and advise other security vendors to monitor for such behavior. While security vendors published their mitigation recommendations in the past few days, Minerva reports that the company successfully prevented related attempts since August 2020. Here’s an example of a prevented memory injection attack in Minerva’s interface:

Example #2:

As detailed by FireEye’s report (which can be found here), the malicious backdoor refuses to work when certain blacklisted processes are present in the operating system, proving once again the effectiveness of the Minerva approach and the Hostile Environment Simulation module which is one of the main parts of Minerva’s pre-execution threat prevention platform. Thousands of such artifacts simulate the presence of security and forensics tools that creates an environment in which malware refrains from executing.

About Minerva Labs

Headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel, and with offices in California, Minerva Labs boosts customers’ existing defenses without the need to embark upon a costly and risky overhaul of their entire endpoint security architecture. Founded in 2014 by ex-military officers from elite cyber units with the mission of overturning the ever-growing hacking tide that is still engulfing the cyber-world.  The challenge was not just to create a platform that utterly defeats cyber-attacks but also one that does so regardless of an organization’s team size, skills, and toolset.

Through years of innovation and dedication, Minerva was successful in developing the endpoint security solution for managed and unmanaged devices that is not just the most effective, but also the most resource and cost-effective.

Since 2014 Minerva technologies successfully protect thousands of organizations and millions of endpoints.  By utterly eliminating cyber threats, Minerva’s platform is successfully turning the hacking tide and allowing organizations to flourish without the fear of attack. To learn more about Minerva, visit www.minerva-labs.com.


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