Iranian Hackers Suspected in Recent Security Breach

    Date25 Mar 2011
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAlex
    The internet security firm Comodo Group said it had been victim to a hacker attack that appeared to have been part of a larger scheme to eavesdrop on encrypted e-mail and chat communications that may have been sponsored by Iran. Comodo, a digital certificate authority and security software maker, said on Wednesday that it unwittingly issued fraudulent digital certificates for Web sites operated by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype and Mozilla. Digital certificates are used to vouch for the authenticity of a site owner and facilitate encrypted communications between sites and their users. Comodo revoked all of the certificates immediately upon discovery of the incident and notified the site owners, the major browser makers and relevant government authorities, it said.

    The firm described the attack as well-planned and deployed with

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