Failure to install their security software on company computers leaves Bit9 a victim of hackers.
News of a hacker attack on IT security provider Bit9 was released by Krebs on Security earlier this month and was apparently caused by an oversight which resulted in a failure to install the company’s own security software on several computers within their network.
Servicing more than 1,000 companies which include several Fortune 500 companies in banking, aerospace and defense, and U.S. government agencies, Bit9 provides software to prevent the unauthorized instillation of malware. Hackers were able to find a weakness in the company’s servers, allowing them to issue valid certificates for malicious programs.
The attack is still under investigation and Bit9 is scheduled to release some details as the case progresses.
Original article by Jeremy Kirk.
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