The Broadband Guide
SG
search advanced
 Username:
 Password:
Register
 forgot password?

Security firm FireEye hit by state-sponsored cyberattack

2020-12-09 17:43 by
Tags:

 

Major cybersecurity firm FireEye has been hit by a cyberattack, with hackers stealing its attack test tools in a targeted heist, the company said in a blog post Tuesday. CEO Kevin Mandia said the hack most likely came from a nation-state attacker.

"Based on my 25 years in cyber security and responding to incidents, I've concluded we are witnessing an attack by a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities," FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said in the blog post. "This attack is different from the tens of thousands of incidents we have responded to throughout the years. The attackers tailored their world-class capabilities specifically to target and attack FireEye."

The motive for the attack wasn't clear, and it wasn't certain that the hackers intended to swipe what are known as "red team tools" in the security community. Mandia said the attackers "sought information related to certain government customers." However, while the hackers accessed "some of our internal systems," they didn't appear to steal customer data, he said.

The targeted tools provide diagnostic security services to FireEye's customers, by mimicking the behavior of threat actors, said Mandia. The stolen tools range from simple scripts used for automating reconnaissance to entire frameworks that are similar to publicly available technologies such as CobaltStrike and Metasploit.

Mandia said that FireEye is investigating the incident with help from the FBI and key partners such as Microsoft.

Read more -here-

 

  Post your review/comments
    rate:
   avg:
News Glossary of Terms FAQs Polls Cool Links SpeedGuide Teams SG Premium Services SG Gear Store
Registry Tweaks Broadband Tools Downloads/Patches Broadband Hardware SG Ports Database Security Default Passwords User Stories
Broadband Routers Wireless Firewalls / VPNs Software Hardware User Reviews
Broadband Security Editorials General User Articles Quick Reference
Broadband Forums General Discussions
Advertising Awards Link to us Server Statistics Helping SG About