GlobalSign Stops Issuing Security Certificates Pending Probe

September 13, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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A leading security certificate authority, GlobalSign, has announced it will stop issuing new certificates pending an investigation into security threats. The action comes following an earlier announcement that a hacker or group of hackers had compromised several issuers of certificates.

The hacker, who calls himself Ichsun and who is known as the Comodo Hacker for a March security break-in to that company, has posted messages about other security breaches on Pastebin, a site where programmers can store and share pieces of source code or configuration text. Comodo Hacker claims responsibility for an online break-in in July to the Dutch certificate authority, DigiNotar.

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