US faced one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history in which multiple US agencies were the target, and the SolarWind attack is suspected to be a global effort. The attack was first reported by FireEye company, followed by the reports from other companies. The attack broke out on December 8th, and the number of victims has reached 18,000 out of total 300,000 customers.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the attack in which he said that everything is “under control”. The former USA President has been seen downplaying the severity of serious situations through his Tweets in the past as well. Starting from the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trump tweeted, “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine” on January 22nd, 2020. The second time he tweeted, “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA,” on February 24th, 2020, when the USA was flooded with Covid-19 patients. For the third time about the deadly virus, he tweeted, “It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over” on March 15th, 2020, when the entire world was implemented with strict restrictions due to the spread of Coronavirus.
Now about the biggest security breaches the USA has ever experienced, Mr. Trump again uses the term “under control,” which has left billions of Americans worried. The Former United States Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, suggests the users to not relate voting system security with SolarWinds in any way. He was fired by Donald Trump as he called out his lies regarding election fraud.
Do not conflate voting system security and SolarWinds. The proof is in the paper. You can audit or recount again to confirm the outcome. Like they did in Georgia. And Michigan. And Wisconsin. And Arizona. Can't hack paper.— Chris Krebs (@C_C_Krebs) December 19, 2020