That these companies have been affected in one way or another is not necessarily surprising. SolarWinds has hundreds of thousands of customers, including several government agencies and hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft. SolarWinds reported that up to 18,000 of its customers were using the malicious version of Orion, but did not reveal exact figures. For companies that used it. It is also unclear how much damage may have been caused, as the companies are still investigating.
But so far tech companies seem to be downplaying its seriousness, while saying nothing else. Intel said The WSJ that it “found no evidence that hackers used the backdoor to gain access to the company’s network,” while Nvidia told the newspaper that it had “no evidence at this time that Nvidia has been negatively affected ”. Likewise, Belkin said “no known negative impact has been identified to date,” and Cisco said “there is no known impact on Cisco offerings or products.”