FireEye (cybersecurity firm) said it was hacked and that the attackers stole the tools the company uses to test the defenses of its customers’ computer networks to find potential vulnerabilities
The hacking was discovered in recent weeks, when suspicious access was detected that had exceeded the two-factor authentication requirement on their virtual private network, according to the company.
The attackers hacked from two dozen U.S.-based IP addresses, none of which were detected before as part of a cyberattack: the kind of sophisticated tactics that led FireEye to believe that a foreign intelligence service was behind the incident. (“a nation with high-level offensive capabilities”)
Unfortunately this shows that even a famous cybersecurity company can be compromised and… we are all potential victims.
Source: FireEye Webpage