NVIDIA and Intel were among the companies affected by the hacking attack on SolarWinds.
Last week, a hacking attack was carried out on SolarWinds, an information technology company based in America. The effects from the attack continue to expand day by day. Many large technology companies, including NVIDIA and Intel, are included in the list of organizations affected by the massive hacking attack that US officials blamed on Russia.
According to new reports published by The Wall Street Journal, two dozen large companies, including Intel, NVIDIA, Cisco and Belkin, are among the companies that use SolarWinds’s Orion software. This shows us that companies may be directly affected by the massive hacking attack. If something like this happened, the hacking team might have accessed very sensitive corporate and personal data along with the captured software.
SolarWinds is a company with hundreds of thousands of customers, including many government agencies and hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft. Therefore, it is not surprising that the number of companies affected by hacking is increasing day by day. The company reported that up to 18,000 customers were using the pirated version of Orion, but did not provide a clear statement on the exact numbers. For this reason, it is not yet clear how many companies using this version are affected and damaged. In addition, it remains unclear how much and how the damaged companies are damaged, as they are still doing research on their data.
On the other hand, tech companies thought to be affected are busy making soothing statements. Intel told the WSJ that they found no evidence that the hackers tried different ways to access the company’s network. NVIDIA reports that they have not experienced any negative effects so far. Likewise, Belkin says they haven’t detected any negative impact so far, while Cisco says the hack has no known impact on Cisco offerings or products.
Finally, let’s point out that even though this is the case, SolarWinds also works with government agencies and the incident still remains serious. We expect to receive new and official information about the hacking attack in the coming days.