NSFOCUS Threat Response Team Immediately Blocks Potential Vulnerabilities Caused by Hacking Team Breach

Emergency Analysis by Researchers Identified Threats for Customers, Provided In-Depth Assessment and Solution

Jul 22, 2015, 06:47 ET from NSFOCUS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hacking Team, a Milan-based company that sells intrusion and surveillance capabilities to governments and law enforcement, recently experienced a data breach in which 400 GB of data—including multiple zero-day vulnerabilities and intrusion tools—was leaked to the public. NSFOCUS announced today that researchers from its Threat Response Center (TRC) immediately initiated emergency response to prepare its clients against such Flash zero-day and other vulnerabilities. NSFOCUS TRC released an initial report on Hacking Team's Remote Control System (RCS) here. NSFOCUS TRC will soon issue an in-depth analysis report of this event as well as its solution to protect against such attacks.

The nature of the data released puts this breach on par with Snowden's leak of classified information from the NSA and WikiLeaks's disclosure of US military information.

  • Dangerous information: Leaked data included dangerous and potentially devastating information, including the source code of RCS software and the core of the data package; antivirus bypass analysis tools and related documents; zero-day vulnerabilities, other vulnerabilities and intrusion tools; and information about intrusion projects, including the account passwords, data, audio and video.
  • Ongoing monitoring and analysis: NSFOCUS's Threat Response Center pays close attention to, and regularly monitors, ongoing cyber attacks to provide the industry with the latest information about DDoS and other threats.

NSFOCUS, Inc. is a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation solutions and services. Founded in 2000, the company provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for DDoS mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than a decade of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.

Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.

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