Security Firm Hacked

December 13, 2021

INCIDENT

Bit9, a security firm that provides software reputation, application control and whitelisting services suffered a breach that left three of its customers infected with malware.
“Due to an operational oversight within Bit9, we failed to install our own product on a handful of computers within our network. 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,” said Bit9 Chief Executive Patrick Morley.
This was a supply chain attack.

Incident Date

February 1, 2013

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified

Industries

Technology

Impacts

IT