It appears that we are headed for at least PARTIAL martial law here in the USA and it will be in the swing states of MI, AZ, GA, PN, WI where voting machines are seized by the US military IF this happens.
Remember I can’t completely confirm this order but with the supporting circumstantial evidence I found this scenario is VERY possible. We shall see how it plays out from here.
That was all that was needed to hack into the SolarWinds Orion, it’s flagship networking software product. This is another company that has a monopoly on networking software must like Microsoft dominates the PC market with windows. Now that market dominance has come back to haunt SolarWinds and it’s time for a reality check.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On an earnings call two months ago, SolarWinds Chief Executive Kevin Thompson touted how far the company had gone during his 11 years at the helm.
There was not a database or an IT deployment model out there to which his Austin, Texas-based company did not provide some level of monitoring or management, he told analysts on the Oct. 27 call.
“We don’t think anyone else in the market is really even close in terms of the breadth of coverage we have,” he said. “We manage everyone’s network gear.”
Now that dominance has become a liability – an example of how the workhorse software that helps glue organizations together can turn toxic when it is subverted by sophisticated hackers.
On Monday, SolarWinds confirmed that Orion – its flagship network management software – had served as the unwitting conduit for a sprawling international cyberespionage operation. The hackers inserted malicious code into Orion software updates pushed out to nearly 18,000 customers.
And while the number of affected organizations is thought to be much more modest, the hackers have already parlayed their access into consequential breaches at the U.S. Treasury and Department of Commerce.
Three people familiar with the investigation have told Reuters that Russia is a top suspect, although others familiar with the inquiry have said it is still too early to tell.
A SolarWinds representative, Ryan Toohey, said he would not be making executives available for comment. He did not provide on-the-record answers to questions sent via email.
In a statement issued Sunday, the company said “we strive to implement and maintain appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, security processes, procedures, and standards designed to protect our customers.”
Cybersecurity experts are still struggling to understand the scope of the damage.
The malicious updates – sent between March and June, when America was hunkering down to weather the first wave of coronavirus infections – was “perfect timing for a perfect storm,” said Kim Peretti, who co-chairs Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird’s cybersecurity preparedness and response team.
Assessing the damage would be difficult, she said.
“We may not know the true impact for many months, if not more – if not ever,” she said.
The impact on SolarWinds was more immediate. U.S. officials ordered anyone running Orion to immediately disconnect it. The company’s stock has tumbled more than 23% from $23.50 on Friday – before Reuters broke the news of the breach – to $18.06 on Tuesday.
SolarWinds’ security, meanwhile, has come under new scrutiny.
In one previously unreported issue, multiple criminals have offered to sell access to SolarWinds’ computers through underground forums, according to two researchers who separately had access to those forums.
One of those offering claimed access over the Exploit forum in 2017 was known as “fxmsp” and is wanted by the FBI “for involvement in several high-profile incidents,” said Mark Arena, chief executive of cybercrime intelligence firm Intel471. Arena informed his company’s clients, which include U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Security researcher Vinoth Kumar told Reuters that, last year, he alerted the company that anyone could access SolarWinds’ update server by using the password “solarwinds123”
“This could have been done by any attacker, easily,” Kumar said.
Neither the password nor the stolen access is considered the most likely source of the current intrusion, researchers said.
Others – including Kyle Hanslovan, the cofounder of Maryland-based cybersecurity company Huntress – noticed that, days after SolarWinds realized their software had been compromised, the malicious updates were still available for download.
The firm has long mooted the idea of spin-off of its managed service provider business and on Dec. 9 announced that Thompson would be replaced by Sudhakar Ramakrishna, the former chief executive of Pulse Secure. Three weeks ago, SolarWinds posted a job ad seeking a new vice president for security; the position is still listed as open.
Thompson and Ramakrishna could not be reached for comment.
It appears that Israel and the US want a war with Iran one way or another as Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi was assassinated early Friday morning. Iran has vowed “severe revenge” against whoever perpetrated the attack and have also warned the US and Israel against any adventures during Trump’s (supposed) final days in office.
Others are reporting that Iran’s security council has met and has agreed to strike and take revenge for this act, but it has not been determined who they will strike as of yet. Some are speculating that it could be a massive missile strike against Israel AND the US bases in the region. We shall soon see.
Prayed up and prepped up! Stay ready because this could POP at any moment now! Everything is in place!
The US just doesn’t recognize the border because it was made in 1984 by the USSR. Yet no one has challenged it until now? Why?
The US just keeps pushing everyone’s buttons and it’s becoming clear that they will push Russia, China and Iran into a war with the US that they simply can’t win without using nuclear weapons. I would expect at least some to be exchanged. As always remain prayed up and prepped up, this could kick off anytime now! God bless!
Gee I wonder what they could be discussing with the Crown Prince and the King in Saudi Arabia? To go along with this there was my China/Taiwan report from yesterday which tells me we are very close to war, on the razers edge close! Are you ready?!?
Time is VERY short. Make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior today! UPDATE IS THE ISREALI NEWS LIVE VIDEO BELOW
China is really putting the pressure on Taiwan’s Air Force and air defenses as they continue to test Taiwan’s resolve on a daily basis! This is yet ANOTHER HOT SPOT for war around the world! One has to wonder when Taiwan or China pulls the trigger.
‘CONSTANTLY ON EDGE’
This month alone, China’s drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea.
Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control.
Taiwan’s air force has repeatedly scrambled to intercept Chinese jets. Though they have not flown over mainland Taiwan itself, the flights have ramped up pressure, both financial and physical, on Taiwan’s air force to ensure its aircraft are ready to go at any moment.
Visiting the Gangshan air base in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung, Tsai received a detailed account of how the maintenance crew is making sure Taiwan’s F-16 and other fighters are operating at peak performance. Read the rest of this story HERE on Reuters.
I will keep my eyes on things as always. God bless,
It appears the Chinese are using a new/old weapons system along their border with India! It appears to be a crude version of the Guandao, an ancient Chinese weapon used in battles of old. Here is a wikipedia definition and short explanation of this weapon.
A guandao is a type of Chinese pole weapon that is used in some forms of Chinese martial arts. In Chinese, it is properly called a yanyuedao (偃月刀; lit. “reclining moon blade”), the name under which it always appears in texts from the Song to Qing dynasties such as the Wujing Zongyao and Huangchao Liqi Tushi. It is comparable to the Japanese naginata and the European fauchard or glaive and consists of a heavy blade with a spike at the back and sometimes also a notch at the spike’s upper base that can catch an opponent’s weapon. In addition there are often irregular serrations that lead the back edge of the blade to the spike. The blade is mounted atop a 1.5 m to 1.8 m (5–6 foot) long wooden or metal pole with a pointed metal counter weight used to balance the heavy blade and for striking on the opposite end.
On modern versions, a red sash or tassel is attached at the joint of the pole and blade. Variations include having rings along the length of the straight back edge as found in the nine-ring guandao, having the tip curl into a rounded spiral as in the elephant guandao, or featuring a more ornate design as exemplified by the dragon head guandao. However, apart from the “elephant guandao” none of these variations seem to have historical ground.
Meanwhile Al Masdar is reporting that tensions along the LAC between China and India are increasing and the talks between the 2 nuclear powers are not making progress.
“Government sources in New Delhi said that around 40-50 Chinese troops have moved near to an Indian position in the Rezang La on the southern bank of Pangong Tso, and the images accessed by Russia’s Sputnik show types of weaponry resembling those used during the brutal clash that resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers in June this year.
Sources said that the situation is on a “knife edge” and “not stable”.
On Monday, troops from both sides were within shooting distance of each other near to a key ridge height occupied by India on the south bank of Pangong Lake. Since Indian troops occupied these strategically crucial heights on 29-30 August, China has made several accusations claiming that India’s frontier forces crossed the border. India has categorically refuted the allegations.
Meanwhile, fresh unverified satellite images appear to show that India has set up a number of tents to the South of Pangong Tso, near the Table Top.”
Tensions around the world remains high. We are living in Matthew 24:7, literally 24-7. Yep you just can’t make this stuff up. God bless and stay ready!
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Indian Navy has deployed almost all of its operational warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region, following the flare-ups with China on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. The agressive deployment of Navy’s fleet has been “registered” by China, news agency PTI reported while citing top defence sources.
Similar to what India did at the time of Kargil war, the government has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged approach which involves Navy, Air Force, and Indian Army in tandem. The strategic deployment is also complemented by the economic and diplomatic measures being put into place to send out a “clear message” to China against its misadventure in Eastern Ladakh.
How the current steps are similar to the ones taken during Kargil war
During the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan, Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Talwar’ in order to strategically pressurise the Pakistanis. Navy deployed its fleet of thirty warships in the Arabian sea, barely 13 nautical miles from Karachi harbour, while directly challenging Pakistan’s trade channels going up to their Karachi port. Soon after, Pakistani army stopped supplying more manpower to the posts of battles in Kargil, and Indian victory ensued. The current deployment of Indian Navy is mostly concentrated near the Malacca strait at the south of Andamans, one of the world’s busiest trade routes and the point of most strategic importance to the Chinese outside the South China sea. Like Karachi harbour was kept under close observation in 1999 by the Indian Navy, Malacca strait too remains under strict observation of Indian Navy as of present.
You can watch/listen to my video update on the situation below.
The tensions have remained high between the U.S. and China as it’s not just the coronavirus that they are arguing about.
It appears that China is putting the pressure on in Hong Kong and in Taiwan, just as the USA puts on more pressure by supporting both nations in their struggle to remain independent of mainland China.
The U.S. on Wednesday expressed support for Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, as she was sworn in for a second term. That was the start of China’s outrage regarding Taiwan. The other was a $180 million dollar torpedo deal for the Taiwan military that was announced the same day by the US State Department. You can read the rest of that story HERE.
Also China has signaled it is implementing its plan on a final takeover of Hong Kong, well ahead of the scheduled transfer of power in 2047. That story is HERE.
Last but not least the USAF continues to build up its fighter jet forces in Japan as a show of force to its enemies and a show of solidarity with its ally Japan. More on that HERE. All of that and more is in the video below!
Dr. Fauci vs. Dr. Wittkowski: Endless Mitigations or Herd Immunity?!?
That’s the title of the video below and it will give you both perspectives and some insigh as to what is really happening with Covid19. They needed to let it run its course just like any other bug according to Wittowski. Many other doctors agree and they don’t understand why we’re quarantining the healthy.
I know I’m tired of being lied to and being told we must take this new vaccine. I for one will never take it and they know it. Soon we will all have to make that choice. Pray for discernment and wisdom.
UPDATE 5-17-2020! I added an excerpt from an interview Dr. Fauci did with 60 Min. about 6 weeks ago. Why the masks now?