The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare Emergency Directive 21-01, after it was discovered that their software has been compromised. CISA has issued a warning that anyone using their products should shut them down immediately so that their security is not breached. SolarWinds Orion products are used with Dominion Voting Systems.
This has led to some accusations about shady dealings by their CEO and Executive Vice President. This is only the fifth warning ever issued by CISA since it’s inception in 2015.
This afternoon a guest on Hannity told the popular conservative host the FBI, US Marshals and Texas Rangers were raiding SolarWinds headquarters in Austin Texas!
Hannity Guest: The agency that is supposed to oversee this type of intrusion, this type of Trojan Malware virus that affects the nation or even the world in this case and to find them. Well, his agency was asleep. They didn’t find that they were out in the wilds since March. I do have a bit of a breaking news for you here, Sean. I’m here in Texas. I have a good friend who’s a ranger who passed to me that the FBI, the Texas Rangers and the US Marshals are all at the SolarWinds headquarters in Austin, Texas and they are currently looking
For the record — We have been looking for more information on this so-called raid and contacted friends in Austin but have not yet confirmed this incident.
very seriously at the systems there… There is other news that will be coming out about the CEO and Executive Vice President as well.
For the record, the only sites I have found on the possible raid are not as reliable as I would like, so we will refer to it as an alleged raid until more comes out about it.
Krebs on Security reported on the attack.
In a security advisory, Austin, Texas based SolarWinds acknowledged its systems “experienced a highly sophisticated, manual supply chain attack on SolarWinds Orion Platform software builds for versions 2019.4 HF 5 through 2020.2.1, released between March 2020 and June 2020.”
In response to the intrusions at Treasury and Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) took the unusual step of issuing an emergency directive ordering all federal agencies to immediately disconnect the affected Orion products from their networks.
We do not know yet if this affected voting in this country but it is something we need to check into. If the voting system was breached, the election should be a do over with states adhering to state laws on voting. No chances should be taken when it comes to voting.
And very importantly, shouldn’t Georgia shut down the Dominion Voting machines for the two runoff Senate elections? We need to shut at least one door on the Democrats looking to fix the January runoffs.
If the alleged raid took place, is it possible that it has something to do with the election? We don’t know but hope to find out.