Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hackers breached security firm Bit9, then attacked its customers

Security software maker Bit9 on Friday said that computer hackers have breached its network, then launched a second round of attacks against some of its customers.

The hackers accessed a system that Bit9 said it uses to digitally sign its software to let customers know it is safe to run on their computers. The hackers then forged Bit9's digital signature on malicious software, which they used to attack some of its customers, according to the privately held company.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-cybersecurity-attacks-idUSBRE91710H20130208