BREAKING: Digital Forensics Firm FireEye Pwned By Most Likely Russian Hackers…. And We All Should Be Scared

This is not only embarrassing, but a real threat to all of us. Digital forensics firm FireEye has been pwned by hackers according to the New York Times. The company claims that Russians are behind the hack and it has grave consequences for all of us:

FireEye revealed on Tuesday that its own systems were pierced by what it called “a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities.” The company said hackers used “novel techniques” to make off with its own toolkit, which could be useful in mounting new attacks around the world.

It was a stunning theft, akin to bank robbers who, having cleaned out local vaults, then turned around and stole the F.B.I.’s investigative tools. In fact, FireEye said on Tuesday, moments after the stock market closed, that it had called in the F.B.I.

This is huge and you can expect hacks using these stolen tools to begin shortly. And anyone using those tools would have plausible deniability. It also means that FireEye is pretty much done as a digital forensics firm. After all if you’d have been pwned by hackers, and you need someone to investigate it and secure your systems, would you hire a company that has been pwned by hackers themselves?

Of course not.

One Response to “BREAKING: Digital Forensics Firm FireEye Pwned By Most Likely Russian Hackers…. And We All Should Be Scared”

  1. […] incident began last week when security firm FireEye said that a state-sponsored hacking group, likely Russians, accessed its internal network, stole pen-testing tools and tried to access documents on its government contracts. That was bad. […]

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