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Solarwinds Orion impacted by hack vis-à-vis FireEye

by Mountain Computers Inc., Publication Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
View Count: 456, Keywords: Solarwinds, Orion, IT infrastructure, hacked, customer list, FireEye, Hashtags: #Solarwinds #Orion #ITinfrastructure #hacked #customerlist #FireEye



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 wish.
 
Here is the customer list, though incomplete, it tells you how widespread a tool can be used against you, me, and us.
 
REF: https://bit.ly/2Kb06G5

SolarWinds’ Customers

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 includes:

  • 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 United States
  • All five of the top five US accounting firms
  • Hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide

Partial customer listing:

Acxiom
Ameritrade
AT&T
Bellsouth Telecommunications
Best Western Intl.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston Consulting
Cable & Wireless
Cablecom Media AG
Cablevision
CBS
Charter Communications
Cisco
CitiFinancial
City of Nashville
City of Tampa
Clemson University
Comcast Cable
Credit Suisse
Dow Chemical
EMC Corporation
Ericsson
Ernst and Young
Faurecia
Federal Express
Federal Reserve Bank
Fibercloud
Fiserv
Ford Motor Company
Foundstone
Gartner
Gates Foundation
General Dynamics
Gillette Deutschland GmbH
GTE
H&R Block
Harvard University
Hertz Corporation
ING Direct
IntelSat
J.D. Byrider
Johns Hopkins University
Kennedy Space Center
Kodak
Korea Telecom
Leggett and Platt
Level 3 Communications
Liz Claiborne
Lockheed Martin
Lucent
MasterCard
McDonald’s Restaurants
Microsoft
National Park Service
NCR
NEC
Nestle
New York Power Authority
New York Times
Nielsen Media Research
Nortel
Perot Systems Japan
Phillips Petroleum
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Procter & Gamble
Sabre
Saks
San Francisco Intl. Airport
Siemens
Smart City Networks
Smith Barney
Smithsonian Institute
Sparkasse Hagen
Sprint
St. John’s University
Staples
Subaru
Supervalu
Swisscom AG
Symantec
Telecom Italia
Telenor
Texaco
The CDC
The Economist
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
Visa USA
Volvo
Williams Communications
Yahoo

 

here is a good video to wrap up this post :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKhfL9IP6DI

 

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