IT’S WORSE THAN THEY THOUGHT
It’s worse than they thought.
The hacking of America is wider and deeper than the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) originally thought. Some industry long-timers say it is “unprecedented” and “the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” If the Federal government is telling us it is this bad, you can be assured that there is even more we DON’T know about the impact and consequence of the hack.
According to Epoch Times, “the alleged foreign actors gained backdoor access in more ways than through the SolarWinds software, which was publicly disclosed by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this week.
‘One of the initial access vectors for this activity is a supply chain compromise of the following SolarWinds Orion products. CISA has evidence of additional initial access vectors, other than the SolarWinds Orion platform; however, these are still being investigated,’ CISA said in a statement on Thursday.
But it stressed that the “SolarWinds Orion supply chain compromise is not the only initial infection vector this advanced persistent threat actor leveraged.”
The agency also furthermore warned that the threat “poses a grave risk to the Federal Government and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities” as well as the private sector.
Foreign hackers, whose country of origin is not known, compromised “government agencies, critical infrastructure entities, and private sector organizations” starting in March 2020 or before, according to CISA.”
The extent of the damage may not even be known for months or years, as it was operating in agencies backdoors for months, undetected. Reports are that highly sensitive agencies, dealing with oversight of America’s nuclear weapons stockpiles, had their networks hacked. According to Politico, “the attack on DOE is the clearest sign yet that the hackers were able to access the networks belonging to a core part of the U.S. national security enterprise.”
Epoch Times reports, “on Sunday night, CISA issued a federal government-wide directive to purge all agency networks of possibly compromised servers after finding out that the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce were breached. Other federal government agencies are also said to have been compromised. . . .
The incident drew the attention of members of Congress. Several senators sent a letter (pdf) to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for the “scope and details” of the hacking—and its impact on the operations of the federal government.”
America’s national security is at risk.
IFA has received several words and prayer directions send in from IFA intercessors. Here is one that we feel is representative of some that we have received. Pray into it, ask for the Holy Spirit’s direction as you pray.
“I understand that recently more is being revealed about foreign nations’ and groups’ intentions to weaken and potentially harm America. In August, the U.S. Navy started to be upon my heart. I have been praying for their people, equipment, intelligence, readiness, command, etc.. Three or four weeks ago, it was impressed upon me to increasingly focus on the general command, intelligence, and readiness of the U.S. military.” If there are indicators or movements that have been made or are about to be made against our nation that are aggressive in nature, may our military leaders discern that.
Ray shares, “Remember the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack? The U.S. had an early version of operative radar on Hawaii. The radar operators detected the incoming Japanese attack aircraft but dismissed the signals as unimportant. The decision making process and the line of command failed to use the available information to resist the attack. I am praying that the spiritual cloaking and confusion be “cast down” and cancelled in our current situation.”
Even though we do not know what is at risk with this hack, or any other situation with our national security, we can pray! Share what scriptures you are led to pray after reading this report.
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