Last Updated on February 17, 2022
The Biden Administration is planning cyber attacks against Russia for their alleged involvement behind the SolarWinds breach, seemingly ignoring reports that the FBI learned of Chinese state-sponsored hackers exploiting the company’s software.
According to a report by the New York Times, the United States is planning retaliation against Russia “after concluding it was likely involved” in the devastating cyberattack that reportedly struck SolarWinds in March.
“As we have said, we will be responding to the Solar[W]inds hack with a mix of actions seen and unseen,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “We will not publicly discuss certain aspects of our response.”
While the mainstream media continues to suggest that Russia was behind the cyber attack, the FBI has learned that Chinese hackers used the SolarWinds breach to spy on government agencies, potentially compromising thousands of government employees, as National File reported.
National File has reported on the many questionable connections between SolarWinds and China, including the groundbreaking cyber attack which struck SolarWinds shortly after they expanded business partnerships into China with M.Tech.
The partnership was extended in order to “enable businesses in China—across all vertical industries such as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, education, and other commercial sectors—to solve IT challenges and monitor, manage, and secure their applications, servers, data, infrastructure, and networks across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments” according to Business Wire.
Along with M.Tech, SolarWinds’ China distribution partners include Westcon Solutions China, Kunlan Solutions (China) Inc, and Beijing KaiYao Co.,Ltd, according to their website.
President Donald Trump said that the SolarWinds breach “may be” China, adding that “Russia Russia Russia is the priority chant” for the mainstream media, who would not admit it for “financial reasons,” as National File reported. “There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA,” the President tweeted on December 19.
Former DNI John Ratcliffe confirmed that China had sought to interfere in the 2020 US election in a letter written to Congress, in which he said that information relating to Chinese election interference was suppressed by high level officials at the CIA, as National File reported.
Back in January, National File reported that the SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code.
“The attack is ongoing and is being actively investigated and addressed by cybersecurity teams in the public and private sectors, including Microsoft,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith. “As our teams act as first responders to these attacks, these ongoing investigations reveal an attack that is remarkable for its scope, sophistication and impact.”
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Chinese hackers had breached their Exchange server platform. The New York Times admitted that “American officials continue to try to better understand the scope and damage done by the Chinese attack, but every day since its revelation has suggested that it is bigger, and potentially more harmful, than first thought.
Biden refused to denounce the state sponsored genocide of the Uyghur muslim ethnic minority population in China during a CNN Town Hall, citing China’s “different” cultural norms, as National File reported. Americans are eager to see what the Biden Administration will (or won’t) do to “confront hacking by China,” as the NYT claims.
Joe Biden on China’s human rights violations and genocide against the Uighurs: “culturally there are different norms”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 17, 2021