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GlobalSign Hack was on Isolated Server, Business Resumes

GlobalSign, another web authentication agency which recently found itself at the receiving end of a security breach, has admitted that it uncovered evidences of one of its servers being hacked by unknown perpetrators.

The company which issues digital certificates to domains voluntarily suspended its operations after claims were made about a successful hack attack in its servers. The claims were under investigation, and eventually led to the discovery that one of its servers was, indeed, breached.

GlobalSign also stated that it was currently in the process of bringing back its systems online, and that it would resume taking orders from Tuesday onwards.

The breached web server has always been isolated from all other infrastructure and is used only to serve the website," the authorized issuer of secure sockets layer certificates said in a statement (opens in new tab) last week.

"At present there is no further evidence of breach other than the isolated www web server. As an additional precaution, we continue to monitor all activity to all services closely," it added.

Co-incidentally the breach in GlobalSign’s network came only two weeks after it was discovered that another digital license provider DigiNotar, based in the Netherlands fell victim to a similar attack in the previous month.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.