FireEye reveals that it was hacked by a nation state APT group

Leading cybersecurity company FireEye disclosed today that it was hacked by a threat actor showing all the signs of a state-sponsored hacking group.

The attackers were able to steal Red Team assessment tools FireEye uses to test customers’ security and designed to mimic tools used by many cyber threat actors.

FireEye is one of several security firms that have been compromised in similar attacks, with Trend Micro admitting to a breach in May 2019, Symantec in 2019, Avast in 2019 and 2017 [123], Kaspersky in 2015, and RSA Security back in 2011. Google was also hacked in 2009 by an APT group linked to China.

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Source: Bleeping Computer