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Security firm Bit9 hacked, Stolen Digital Certs Used To Sign Malware

February 11, 2013 | Posted in News


Bit9 disclosed Friday that hackers had stolen digital code signing certificates from its network and have utilized it to sign malware. Bit9, a company that provides software and network security services to the U.S. government and at least 30 Fortune 100 firms. "As a result, a malicious third party was able to illegally gain temporary access to one of our digital code-signing certificates that they then used to illegitimately sign malware," Bit9 Chief Executive Patrick Morley said in a blog post. The attackers then sent signed malware to at least three of Bit9's customers, although Bit9 isn't saying which customers were affected or...

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