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Some of you may have heard of FireEye, but may not know they were hacked. Make sure your systems are safe if you are responsible for corporate systems:

On December 8th of 2020, FireEye disclosed that it was hacked by a highly sophisticated threat actor group. The company did not attribute the hack to any specific group, but other security researchers are speculating this to be the work of Russian-based threat actors. Given the timing, it is suspected that the threat actors used the US presidential election as an opportunity in this attack, as most of the cybersecurity firms were focusing on that. The hackers were interested in the company's Red Team tools, which are specific tools that the company uses to assess the security and defense of its customers while performing Red Teaming activities. These tools are custom made by FireEye based upon the attacks witnessed in the wild and they look to replicate sophisticated hacking tools such as Cobalt Strike and Metasploit. As they are custom tools, detection is often complicated and difficult because they utilize advanced evasion mechanisms. FireEye notes that they closely monitor these tools as they are placed in their digital vault. At this moment of time it is unknown how the attackers got access to them. The company confirmed that there were no zero-day exploits in the tools that were stolen and most of them contained different vulnerabilities in popular software products.

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/produc...yber-attack-actions-to-protect-community.html

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat...horized-access-of-fireeye-red-team-tools.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/technology/fireeye-hacked-russians.html
 

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Surprised by this one. I've had their gear in a lab at work and it's been pretty solid. I had high hopes for their stock, they killed it at their IPO but it's nosedived and flatlined ever since.

 

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