FireEye, a Top Cybersecurity Firm, Says It Was Hacked by a Nation-State

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If you're a regular listener of this podcast then you should know the name fire. I there the cybersecurity firm that it seems like i quote from half the time. When there's a major hacker security story in the world. Well fire. I is the security story today. Because they say some of their internal systems were hacked by nation state actors compromising its red team tools. Which fire uses to test the defenses of thousands of customers quoting the wall street journal fire. I declined to comment on. Who it believed was behind the breach of its hacking tools. Which experts said could potentially be leveraged future attacks against its customer base including a diverse array of us western national security agencies and businesses. A person familiar with the matter. Said russia is currently seen by investigators including us intelligence agencies as the most likely culprit but stressed that the investigation was continuing moscow foreign intelligence service known as the s vr and one of two russian groups that the democratic national committee ahead of the two thousand sixteen presidential election is believed to be responsible. The person said the russian embassy didn't immediately respond to a request for comment quote. I've concluded we are witnessing and attacked by a nation with top tier offensive capabilities. Kevin mandy the chief executive at fireeye and a former air force officers said a blog post published tuesday. The attackers taylor their world class specifically target attack. Fireeye and quote fire. I a company that has in years past helped businesses respond to some of the most serious hacks on record such as the two thousand fourteen hack of sony pictures. By north korea said it was working with the federal bureau of investigation and industry partners including microsoft in a continuing investigation into the

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