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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Deutsch Nederlands Edit links. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. This page was last edited on 17 May , at June 17, The hacker described the attack as a political retaliation against the Dutch government for failing to prevent the Srebrenica genocide, which saw the death of 8, Muslims during the Bosnian conflict in After preliminary investigations, all certificates issued by DigiNotar have been deemed untrustworthy by major companies such as Microsoft,  Google and Mozilla.
DigiNotar, the Dutch certificate authority which hackers compromised and used to generate hundreds of bogus web security certificates, has filed for bankruptcy. Kendall Hunt, seemed keen to disassociate the parent firm from the security problems seen at its subsidiary:. The firm lost all trust when when it was discovered that it had known that it had suffered a security breach weeks before coming clean about the problem.
But it does serve as a chilling reminder of just how fatal a hack can be for an organisation, especially if the way your corporation decides to respond to it is woefully insufficient. The fraudulent certificates were issued in the name of major web properties such as Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google ; and even in the name of intelligence agencies such as the Mossad and the CIA.
For more background on the DigiNotar security scandal, make sure to take the time to listen to a recent Sophos podcast which discussed the issue featuring Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Mike Wood:. Follow NakedSecurity on Twitter for the latest computer security news. Skip to content. XG Firewall.