Sophos acquisition Cyberoam victim of cyber attack

Varun Aggarwal that a cybersecurity firm in India had some explaining to do:

Year 2015 did not end on a high note for the Indian cyber security firm Cyberoam that confirmed a cyber attack on its systems last week, resulting in possible leakage of its database that contained personal details of its customers and partners.

An Indian security researcher, who prefers to remain anonymous, recently encountered a hacker on the dark web who was willing to sell the Cyberoam database for 100 bitcoins (about ₹28 lakh). The researcher says as many as one million records were available in the database with details of Cyberoam’s customers and partners.

Aggarwal reports that Cyberoam, which was acquired by Sophos in 2014, was alerted to the situation, they investigated and contacted their clients and partners:

“We have informed our partners and customers of a cyber-attack aimed at a web service in the domain via a publicly-accessible read-only API. We have taken steps to mitigate any exposure, and a thorough investigation is ongoing. Initial analysis indicates that the potentially exposed data consists of a marketing database from the year 2012 as well as some publicly available information and other non-sensitive information,” Hemal Patel, CEO, Cyberoam, told BusinessLine.

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