Hackers step up attacks
The recent increase in attacks on security firms raises some important questions when it comes to protection of intellectual property.
The Internet‘s security infrastructure is under attack. Two major incidents against Comodo and RSA have raised the question of not just whether the enterprise can withstand hacker attacks but if the security firms we all count on to guard the infrastructure can protect themselves.
Earlier this week, Internet security firm Comodo revealed it had been tricked into minting nine high-value digital certificates that could allow the attackers to create fraudulent sites that fool users into thinking they are visiting Google, Yahoo, Skype or Microsoft’s Live service. The sting on Comodo follows a more serious attack on RSA, which netted the infiltrators unspecified information that could compromise the security of the company’s one-time password product SecurID.
These breaches follow other recent high-profile security events, including Anonymous’s campaign to compromise HBGary Federal and Stuxnet‘s use of stolen code-signing certificates against Iran‘s nuclear capability. Altogether, it’s undeniable that attackers now see the value in focusing on those companies and products that provide defense.
Be sure to go to the source to see what needs to change.
- Comodo hacker outs himself, claims “no relation to Iranian Cyber Army” (nakedsecurity.sophos.com)
- Hackers target Google, Skype with rogue SSL certificates (infoworld.com)
- Is SecureID broken? (kbtcomputers.wordpress.com)
Posted on March 28, 2011, in attacks, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security and tagged Comodo, Google, Iran, Microsoft, RSA, SecurID, Skype, Stuxnet. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Hackers step up attacks.