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.
Russia has rebuilt their Black Sea Fleet and now it has been deployed in a MASSIVE snap drill in the Black Sea. Why now? Because of all of the games being played by NATO including an incident last week involving the USS John McCain, in which the US said “we don’t recognize your borders”.
For it’s part the Russian Foreign Ministry said “The Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow is concerned about the “buildup of NATO military forces in the Black Sea” and believes that the actions of the alliance undermine regional stability.”
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!
This war just keeps getting bigger with more nations such as Israel, Iran, Turkey and Russia supplying both sides of the war. From Hal Turner Radio:
“Overnight, warfare between Armenia and Azerbaijan intensified beyond belief. Both sides have brought heavy armor, multiple Launch Rocket Systems, aircraft and thousands of additional troops into the fight. Worse, outside nations, Israel, Turkey, Russia, and Iran, are sending convoys of military gear to both sides indicating the fight is broadening very fast.
Israel and Turkey are supplying the aggressor, Azerbaijan, while Russia and Iran are supplying the victim, Armenia.”
Hundreds have been reported wounded as reported by CP24.com
“Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry told the Interfax news agency Monday that over 550 Armenian troops have been “destroyed (including those wounded)”, a claim that Armenian officials denied.
According to Nagorno-Karabakh officials, 59 servicemen on their side have been killed so far. On Sunday, the territory’s defence ministry also reported two civilian deaths – a woman and her grandson.
About 200 people have been wounded in the fighting, the Armenian Defense Ministry said Monday, while Azerbaijani authorities said 26 civilians have been wounded on their side.”
It appears that WW3 may have just begun, especially as Turkey’s attack on Russia’s airbase killed 3 Russian generals including the son of Russian FM Lavrov. Below are the 2 videos I’ve done on the situation thus far, more will follow I’m sure. Prayed up and prepped up! We are in the end times!
Turkey and Syria have been exchanging blows in the province of Idlib as the Syrian Arab Army continues to take back its territory from the terrorists. SAA artillery and air strikes have killed at least 5 Turkish troops who were advising and resupplying their terrorist proxy forces. In response Turkey has shot down a Syrian Army helicopter. Turkey’s President Erdogan has vowed to shoot down any Syrian aircraft in the province of Idlib. Funny as it’s Syrian territory but that’s never bothered Erdogan before.
Below is a video from Israeli News Live that covers the latest news in the ongoing war in Syria.
Also there’s rumors of war on the arctic front as NATO and the USA prepare to launch “Cold Response 2020” as a supposed deterrent to Russia so they won’t attack Norway. Right. Here is that story.
Instead of “got milk?” do you “have Jesus”? We have pestilences (viruses) raging around the world, wars/rumors of wars, earthquakes off the scale, wildfires raging, storms that are record setting, crop failures, locust plagues and more! Ask Jesus to be your lord and savior today before it’s too late!