Solarwinds Orion impacted by hack vis-à-vis FireEye
by Andy Flagg, Publication Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Well, Solarwinds for decades has provided strong tools for your technology infrastructure. Well, like updates that get pushed and then found to be problematic, this one is a doozy. The Orion product solution was the target and success they were, hackers were in there for months.
Months? apparently so, for 2-3 months, hackers had access to US government and corporate entities entire backyard(s) until discovered and then the source of the threat was some "other" state nation. well, well, well. was it like 9/11? was it an inside job? who knows. who cares.
Here is the proverb I wish to repeat again to all the leaders and those that are and are not affected through their paycheck.
"It's not that you have not been hacked, you just don't know it yet."
"It's not a matter of if you will be hacked, its a matter of when."
oh yeah, one more proverb:
"you are only as safe as your last good backup."
For me, I know my information is out there everywhere. I just wish I
had a poison pill that the Internet would swallow and just delete it
all, forever, and keep repeating it, over and over. morbid? no. just a
Here is the customer list, though incomplete, it tells you how widespread a tool can be used against you, me, and us.
SolarWinds’ comprehensive products and services are used by more than
300,000 customers worldwide, including military, Fortune 500 companies,
government agencies, and education institutions. Our customer list
- More than 425 of the US Fortune 500
- All ten of the top ten US telecommunications companies
- All five branches of the US Military
- The US Pentagon, State Department, NASA, NSA, Postal Service,
NOAA, Department of Justice, and the Office of the President of the
- All five of the top five US accounting firms
- Hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide
Partial customer listing:
Best Western Intl.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cable & Wireless
Cablecom Media AG
City of Nashville
City of Tampa
Ernst and Young
Federal Reserve Bank
Ford Motor Company
Gillette Deutschland GmbH
Johns Hopkins University
Kennedy Space Center
Leggett and Platt
Level 3 Communications
National Park Service
New York Power Authority
New York Times
Nielsen Media Research
Perot Systems Japan
Procter & Gamble
San Francisco Intl. Airport
Smart City Networks
St. John’s University
Time Warner Cable
U.S. Air Force
University of Alaska
University of Kansas
University of Oklahoma
US Dept. Of Defense
US Postal Service
US Secret Service
here is a good video to wrap up this post : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKhfL9IP6DI
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