By Jose Miguel Maldonado, Rubica
As technology continues to evolve and the possible ways end-users are targeted increases, it can be easy for a person to convince themselves that they are digitally secure. With antivirus as the most commonly used weapon against malware, it’s worth noting that back in May, a Russian hacking group infiltrated three U.S. antivirus companies.
How did the hack happen?
Researchers over at AdvIntel discovered that a Russian hacking group, Fxmsp, is trying to make money off of their hacking efforts by not only selling valuable source code, but also by selling network access to three antivirus companies. The original discovery of Fxmsp’s hacking shenanigans occurred a few months back in March of this year. The group is well known for hacking large companies and global organizations, then selling access to the networks of their victims.