Hackers Stole The Source Code From the French Information Security Firm Stormshield


The French firm Stormshield, a major provider of information security services and network security devices for the French government, reported that attackers gained access to one of the customer support portals and stole confidential information.


During the hack, cybercriminals also managed to steal part of the source code of the Stormshield Network Security (SNS) firewall, a product certified for use on confidential French government networks, according to company representatives.


The company is currently investigating the incident with the French cybersecurity agency ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information) and assessing the impact of the cyber attack on government systems.


"The in-depth analysis, supported by the relevant authorities, has not identified any evidence of illegal code changes, and no working Stormshield products have been compromised," Stormshield said.


The French firm, as a result of the incident, decided to replace the digital certificates that it previously used to sign SNS software updates. Also, the information security company dropped passwords for its technical support portal, which was hacked by cybercriminals, and the portal of the Stormshield Institute, which is used for customer training courses. The resource was not compromised, but Stormshield decided to reset passwords as a preventive measure.

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