Solarwinds Orion breached by hackers. CISA issued an emergency directive to all federal civilian agencies to disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately
Hackers strike again. This time, hackers successfully breached and compromised SolarWinds Orion, a suite of network products that are used across all federal civilian agencies.
On Sunday night, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an Emergency Directive calling on all federal civilian agencies to review their networks for indicators of compromise and disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately.
“The compromise of SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management Products poses unacceptable risks to the security of federal networks,” said CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales. “Tonight’s directive is intended to mitigate potential compromises within federal civilian networks, and we urge all our partners—in the public and private sectors—to assess their exposure to this compromise and to secure their networks against any exploitation.”
This is the fifth Emergency Directive issued by CISA under the authorities granted by Congress in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. All agencies operating SolarWinds products should provide a completion report to CISA by 12pm Eastern Standard Time on Monday December 14, 2020.