Investigators are looking into whether SolarWinds was hacked through its offices in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Belarus, where the company has moved much of its engineering.” (New York Times)

Sources: investigators are checking if SolarWinds was hacked via its offices in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Belarus, where the company moved much of its engineering. Those behind the widespread intrusion into government and corporate networks exploited seams in U.S. defenses and gave away nothing to American monitoring of their systems. “This is a very sophisticated attack, and they’ve been working on it for months,” said a person familiar with the government’s findings. This person said an intelligence agency had told him that the intruders appeared to have “very specific…

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CivicPlus: A Risky Investment for PE Firm Insight Allies?

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CivicPlus, a software company based in Manhattan, Kansas, has been sold to a private equity firm for $290 million. This is a big win for the company, which provides software and services to local governments across the country. It’s also a big win for the city of Manhattan, where CivicPlus is one of the largest employers. The sale was announced today and it was reported that the buyer is a private equity firm based in Boston. CivicPlus was founded in 2001 and it has grown steadily since then. PE firm…

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CivicPlus Insights: Allies Spends $290M for Bulk Risk

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A private equity firm has spent $290 million to acquire a majority stake in CivicPlus, a provider of software and services to local governments. This is the latest in a series of investments by the firm, Insight Partners, in the government technology sector. Allies Spend $290M for Bulk Risk in CivicPlus CivicPlus provides software for website design, hosting, and content management, as well as other services such as 311 call center management and online payments. The company’s products are used by more than 3,500 local governments in the United States.…

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