INCIDENT: Security Firm Hacked

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


United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Security Firm Hacked




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