Towards the end of 2020, the incident known as the SolarWinds Orion Cyberattack was discovered by the company FireEye. At that time, there was no knowledge on the extent of the damage done until it was seen in their customer systems.
SolarWinds is an IT firm in the US that suffered from one of the worst cyber-attacks that flew under the radar for months before it was finally detected. It was believed that the attack originated from Russia with an intention to breach the top US government agencies and private firms alike to monitor private information. The Texas-based firm, SolarWind, was targeted for its Orion systems, planting a malware into the central framework to allow the harmful code to propagate.