INCIDENT: Major Supply Chain Breach Involving the SolarWinds Orion System.

Over 18,000 SolarWinds customers installed malicious updates in three versions of its Orion monitoring and management software, with the malware spreading undetected. Through this code, hackers accessed SolarWinds’s customer information technology systems, which they could then use to install even more malware to spy on other companies and organizations.

The SolarWinds hack was a major event because it triggered a much larger supply chain incident that affected thousands of organizations, including tech giants and U.S. government agencies.

Incident Date

December 12, 2020


United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


No victims identified

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:


No references identified.




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