FireEye cybersecurity tools

Helen Dunmore
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FireEye, one of the leading US cybersecurity companies, said it has been hacked by state-sponsored attackers. The hacker locked and accessed the company’s so-called “red team” tool, which can be used to test the security of customers and find vulnerabilities. Now, people are worried that hackers can publicly release these tools or use them to attack other people, although there is no evidence that this has happened. FireEye stated that it does not believe it has obtained any customer information.

FireEye cybersecurity
FireEye cybersecurity tools

Although Kevin Mandia wrote the blog post, chief executive officer of FireEye, it did not specify who was responsible, but said the attacking country had “first-class offensive capabilities.” The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia is a suspect, especially its foreign intelligence service, SVR. However, the investigation into who is responsible is still ongoing.

Mandia wrote in the post, “This attack is different from the tens of thousands of incidents we have dealt with over the years.” He pointed out that the attackers “have received rigorous training in operational safety and are disciplined and Important. The disclosure did not disclose when the hacking occurred or when FireEye realized it.

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They act secretly, using methods that counter security tools and forensic examinations. They use a novel combination of technologies that our partners or we have never seen before, Mandia wrote. FireEye said it is investigating this hacking with industry partners such as the FBI and Microsoft.

The Wall Street Journal pointed out that FireEye’s disclosure of the attack caused after-hours trading to fall by 7{7d6bb1f761e691f027164c9fe6d1ebbc4659a250013ce39dc45a15ede39dbac5} Cybersecurity core team.

In response to this attack, FireEye said it has formulated more than 300 countermeasures to help its customers and the network security community defends against stolen tools. It has implemented these countermeasures in its security products, shared these measures with “colleagues in the security community”, and released them publicly. FireEye intends to share more countermeasures among the available countermeasures.

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Hey, I'm Helen Dunmore an article writer from London Ontario, Canada. I had done a master's in mass communication and M.Phill in political science and attended many College Journalism Broadcast programs where I wrote and won. I previously had attended Humber College for media studies which included writing for television and news. I have written several publications for many news related websites. Have experience more than 7 years, yeah quite a lot for you. I love writing, an expert in article writing. Currently doing article writing for many blog posts and work as an author for many web sites. Reading is my hobby, love books more than anything in my life.

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