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Vasco Offers Help to the Dutch Government in Recent Cyberattack on DigiNotar

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by Erica Thinesen
, 07 Sep 2011News

Data security firm Vasco has offered to provide the Dutch government assistance in investigating and finding a solution to the recent hack of digital SSL certificates on DigiNotar.

Under the proposal, the company, which specialises in providing strong authentication and e-signature solutions, is asking the Dutch government to join forces to tackle the problem.

The company has suggested it is willing to send staff to work jointly on the problem.

"It is our firm belief that cooperating with Vasco is the right decision for the Dutch Government. We are convinced that together we will solve this issue," said Vasco's Chairman & CEO, Ken Hunt.

The announcement comes days after DigitNotar, a Dutch-based digital certificate issuer, reported that its servers had come under attack by a hacker later identified as the ComodoHacker.

DigiNotar claimed to have disabled some of the certificates, but recently, the hacker has made it known that he as access to additional certificates including those from GlobalSign, another SSL company. GlobalSign has since launched its own investigation.

The SSL certificates stolen from DigiNotar were used to launch attacks on Iranian Google users.

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