The FBI, CISA and Office of the DNI released a joint statement tonight on the SolarWinds cybersecurity incident.
The three government investigative bodies are reportedly "working" together on the SolarWinds breach that was announced earlier this week.
There are individuals within these departments that are actively working against the best interests of the United States and this fact causes worry. However, this is the official statement.
SolarWinds announced a "highly sophisticated" attack on its Orion software on Sunday. Cybersecurity company FireEye said Sunday it was tracking the attack, saying that it began earlier in 2020 and may have left some systems compromised for months.
Information is coming to light, indicating that the "hack" occurred at least six months ago. The nefarious actors essentially activated "God-Mode" on all systems, allowing them access to every piece of sensitive data available.
Thousands of international companies and numerous US government agencies, from the Department of Homeland Security to the State Department, are clients of the company whose software was breached in a massive hack.
To understand the scope of the breach, all you have to do is take a look at the institutions and companies that have been compromised.
The Office of the President of the United States
The Secret Service
The Department of Defense
The US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard
The State Department
The Federal Reserve
The Department of Justice
The State Department
The National Institutes of Health
The Department of Homeland Security
Procter & Gamble
Boston Consulting Group
Ernst & Young
The Gates Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield
The New York Times
San Francisco Intl. Airport
The full list of their customers is much larger than this...
However, SolarWinds removed that section of their website.
It is hard to fathom the scope of the breach and the implications of this information being compromised. They could have access to every sensitive data set, information regarding agents' identities, presidential schedules, plans against foreign aggressors, domestic issues, financials, and even control of our weapons systems and satellites.
There is a rumor that this is a move against the corrupt actors within our government by White-hat operatives, and if that is the case, then we now have everything. They would have access to all of the information needed to root out politicians selling off the United States to China and their corrupt business dealings. Time will tell - but if this is a foreign adversary attack - be prepared for the fallout. A move as big as this...is undoubtedly grounds for war.
Think weapons systems...this could be bad.