Holy fuck : FireEye got hacked

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WASHINGTON — For years, the cybersecurity firm FireEye has been the first call for government agencies and companies around the world who have been hacked by the most sophisticated attackers, or fear they might be.

Now it looks like the hackers — in this case, evidence points to Russia’s intelligence agencies — may be exacting their revenge.

FireEye revealed on Tuesday that its own systems were pierced by what it called “a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities.” The company said hackers used “novel techniques” to make off with its own tool kit, which could be useful in mounting new attacks around the world.

The $3.5 billion company, which partly makes a living by identifying the culprits in some of the world’s boldest breaches — its clients have included Sony and Equifax — declined to say explicitly who was responsible. But its description, and the fact that the F.B.I. has turned the case over to its Russia specialists, left little doubt who the lead suspects were and that they were after what the company calls “Red Team tools.”
 
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Tommy

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Christ. I wonder how this will play out for the companies that use their products, like ours. :hs:
 

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"Red Team" is just the term used in pen testing for the team that's on the offense.
"Blue Team" is the team on defense whose goal is to lock down their system so well that the Red Team can't get in.

Nothing to do with Red = Russia.
 

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Team Tools
By Mike Lennon on December 08, 2020
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Cybersecurity Firm Shares Countermeasures With Partners and Government Agencies to Blunt the Effects of the Breach
Cybersecurity powerhouse FireEye late Tuesday acknowledged that a “highly sophisticated” threat actor broke into its corporate network and stole a range of automated hacking tools and scripts.
The breach, likely the work of a nation-state backed actor, follows a pattern of advanced threat actors targeting security vendors. FireEye said the stolen red-team tools are publicly available and have been modified to evade basic security detection mechanisms.
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“Because we believe that an adversary possesses these tools, and we do not know whether the attacker intends to use the stolen tools themselves or publicly disclose them, FireEye is releasing hundreds of countermeasures with this blog post to enable the broader security community to protect themselves against these tools,” FireEye said in a blog post announcing the intrusion.
“We have incorporated the countermeasures in our FireEye products—and shared these countermeasures with partners, government agencies—to significantly limit the ability of the bad actor to exploit the Red Team tools,” the company added.
 
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phat🐄

#meltdowns are NOT based off post count
Oct 9, 2002
43,884
Los Angeles, CA
"Red Team" is just the term used in pen testing for the team that's on the offense.
"Blue Team" is the team on defense whose goal is to lock down their system so well that the Red Team can't get in.

Nothing to do with Red = Russia.


lol MR Security+ over here, no fucking shit



Now what happens when Russia steals the custom built Red Team tools and uses them against other corporations?
 
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