Dominion is once again connected to a major scandal, and the Democrats and the media are trying desperately to avoid talking about it.
SolarWinds software, which is used by Dominion Voting Systems, was recently hacked. This is especially concerning, considering that Dominion is used in 28 states.
The SolarWinds customer listing includes 300,000 customers around the world, all five branches of the U.S. military, and more than 425 companies in the U.S. Fortune 500.
Reporting by the Epoch Times states that “The situation with SolarWinds software enabled hackers to gain access to the U.S. Commerce Department and, reportedly, the Treasury Department.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency, “Orion” products by SolarWinds are being exploited by malicious actors, allowing the hacker to gain access to network traffic management systems.
The agency has stated that, at this time, the only way to stop this hack is to disconnect affected devices. SolarWinds has recommended that their customers upgrade the Orion platform to a more recent version. If an immediate upgrade is not possible, they recommend disabling internet access and limiting ports and connections for the platform. They expect to have a patch available on Tuesday.
The breach is reported to have occurred in May of this year, and has been ongoing. The malware which allowed the breach was designed to not alert the victim to the intrusion, and to blend its actions into normal activity. The hackers had inserted malicious code into a legitimate software update for SolarWinds Orion software, enabling remote access to victim’s systems. The FBI is investigating.
Dominion Voting Systems has so far been able to avoid commenting on its use of SolarWinds or whether it has taken the necessary steps to prevent its systems from being hacked. The company has been in the news since the election, after multiple allegations have been brought against Dominion for fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election.
The recent release of a report detailing a forensic audit, conducted by Allied Security Operations Group, of Dominion Voting Systems software in Antrim County, Michigan has brought even more scrutiny on the company.
“We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” Russell Ramsland, co-founder of Allied Security Operations Group, said in his preliminary report.