It is reported that the tools that the customers used to access, their security has been compromised by accessing.
A leading cybersecurity firm has stated that they have been hacked. The US based cybersecurity firm has confirmed that they have been hacked through an attack that is state-sponsored. The hackers hacked FireEye’s Red Team tools; these tools were utilized by the firm to find vulnerabilities as well as to test the security. These hackers accessed the tools and compromised it. Now the firm is worried that the tools might be released to the public, or the hackers might use these tools to attack someone else, but there has not been any evidence that this might happen. But FireEye can say for a fact that none of the important information of the customers has been compromised.
The CEO, Kevin Mandia of FireEye says that they are not 100% sure who has done this act, but they are sure that the nation that did the state-sponsored attack has high-tech hacking level. The most likely suspect is Russia and its intelligence agency, but the investigations are currently ongoing.
The CEO further says that the attack is like no other before, they have had 10,000 plus attacks, but this one is very unique and different. He further says that his team has noted that they are highly trained and experienced in hacking as they executed everything with focus and discipline. The way they operated was very methodical, it was as if a robot was hacking them but they used such techniques that have never been seen by us in the past.
Even though the attack has happened, FireEye is moving away from the incident and is trying to put up countermeasures—so far, they have developed more than 300 countermeasures to help the security of their customers and protect it as well as the cybersecurity to defend them against tools that are stolen. Therefore, FireEye is safe now and they will make their countermeasures available in the future.