Kaspersky Lab reports an unsuccessful hacker attack on usa.kaspersky.com
09 Feb 2009
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management systems, has detected a hacker attack on usa.kaspersky.com – the official website of the company’s US office. The attack was unsuccessful and, despite their attempts, the hackers were unable to gain access to restricted information stored on the website. Claims by the hackers responsible for the attack that they had managed to gain access to user data are untrue.
As a result of the attack, a vulnerability was found in one section of the usa.kaspersky.com website. Company personnel took immediate action to address the issue, and the vulnerability was closed a short time later.
The vulnerability found on usa.kaspersky.com did not affect any other Kaspersky Lab Internet resources, including www.kaspersky.com, the official website of the company’s headquarters.
The company’s experts are currently investigating the incident. We are also conducting a careful security audit of all official Kaspersky Lab websites and developing a range of technical and legal measures to protect the company’s corporate resources from similar attacks in the future.