The truth that these companies had been impacted indirectly isn’t essentially stunning. SolarWinds has a whole lot of hundreds of shoppers, together with a number of authorities companies and a whole lot of Fortune 500 firms, together with Microsoft. SolarWinds has reported that as much as 18,000 of its prospects had been utilizing the malicious model of Orion, however hasn’t disclosed actual figures. For firms that had been utilizing it. it’s additionally unclear simply how a lot harm could have been completed, because the companies are nonetheless investigating.
However up to now, tech firms appear to be downplaying its severity, whereas saying little else. Intel informed The WSJ that it “has discovered no proof the hackers used the backdoor to entry the corporate’s community,” whereas Nvidia informed the paper it has “no proof presently that Nvidia was adversely affected.” Likewise, Belkin mentioned “there was no recognized unfavorable influence recognized to this point,” and Cisco mentioned “there isn’t a recognized influence to Cisco provides or merchandise.”