The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is confirming a breach through the vulnerable SolarWinds Orion software that has impacted many of the users of the product. The Department of Labor (DOL) including BLS is in close contact with Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regarding this event and is following their guidance. Out of an abundance of caution and following best practices, DOL and BLS have implemented heightened security reviews and monitoring on all of their systems and networks.
Other than BLS, DOL does not use the affected versions of SolarWinds. To date, we have no indication that any BLS or DOL data, respondent information, or employee information has been compromised as a result of this breach. We are continuing our thorough investigation and mitigation of this intrusion to fortify the security of our data collection and data releases.
Last Modified Date: December 23, 2020