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19
Jan
2017

Even The Hackers Are Getting Hacked

by Bill

Everyone needs secure hosting, including hackers. In fact hackers should be the people who know best how to avoid hacks, and how important it is to work with a secure hosting provider. However, Cellbrite (a well-known company that provides hacking tools) has now reported that they had their own servers hacked recently!

An Israeli company selling products that can be used to hack into mobile devices, Cellbrite has disclosed that they got hacked and had a whopping 900GB of data stolen! Not only did hackers steal the data, they also provided it to all to Motherboard, a popular technology publication which is part of the Vice Media family.

Cellbrite’s products are often utilized by governmental agencies, and while the disclosure suggests the data stolen was mostly logins to the site’s customer accounts where you might login to update your software, nobody has independently confirmed that the hack did not go far deeper as of yet top article. More stunning was the fact that there were actual data releases from seized mobile devices in the leak too, retrieved by Cellbrite customers.

With the world the way it is now, and how dependent we have all become on technology to communicate or to perform the most basic tasks, it is increasingly important that anyone who does business online remain vigilant with regard to the security of their servers online. If a hacking tools company can be hacked, so can you, and while nothing is ever entirely secure, there are many steps you can take to protect your data, starting with choosing a collocated hosting provider that shares your sense of urgency about these issues.

NationalNet security experts review our practices and the measures we have in place to protect client data on a continuous basis. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. If you see something, say something, and our security team will immediately take action to safeguard your server, your business and the privacy of your end users. In this day and age, data security is a goal every digital business should aspire to achieve with each and every decision made along the way.

 

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