Thursday, January 14, 2010

Juniper, Symantec Investigating After Google Attack

Robert McMillan writes on PC World:

Juniper Networks and Symantec said Thursday that they were investigating a widespread cyber-espionage incident that has hit dozens of technology companies, including Google and Adobe.

Sources familiar with the situation say that 34 companies, most of them large Fortune 500 names, were hit by a sophisticated cyber-attack, first uncovered by Google last month. The attackers used a previously unknown "zero-day" attack on Internet Explorer, and possibly other techniques, to break into company networks and steal sensitive information.

The Washington Post reports that Yahoo, Dow Chemical and Northrop Grumman were also attacked.

Juniper and Symantec both acknowledged that they were investigating incidents, but stopped short of saying they had been hacked or of providing any details.

More here.


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