Stormshield, a France-based Cybersecurity firm, has revealed that hackers launched a cyber attack recently to steal its source code. And to a certain extent they reportedly accessed some sensitive content that was only meant to be used by customers or partners.
Highly placed sources say that the incident took place in December 2020 when the threat actors took control of Stormshield Network Security(SNS) and Network Security Industrial Firewall Products that was meant to be accessed by customers and partners to raise and manage support tickets.
Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that the hackers accessed personal data related to customers and there is a suspicion that they have also stolen that content.
It’s strange that the company that actually provides consultation and mediation services to companies that have been affected by cyber attacks has become the recent target to threat actors.
A statement released by Stormshield says that they would provide regular updates on the incidents after the investigation gets completed.
Pierre Yves Hentzen the CEO of Stormshield said that the attack could have compromised around 2% of customer accounts–that means 200 out of 10,000.
Note 1- Often such attacks damage the reputation of a company to a certain extent and in this case, the target was a Cybersecurity firm, and that’s even more concerning.
Note 2- Stormshield is a company that provides network and device security to many government agencies in France. So, the company’s prospective govt projects of future might get dented because of the latest incident.