Cybersecurity firms are paid to protect their clients from hackers. But what happens when they’re the target?
U.S. cybersecurity firm Mandiant confirmed Monday that one of its analyst’s social media accounts had been compromised in an attack.
It was not immediately clear if internal networks belonging to Mandiant or its parent company FireEye ( had also been infiltrated. )
“We immediately began investigating this situation, and took steps to limit further exposure,” Mandiant said in a statement. “Our investigation continues, but thus far it, we have found no evidence FireEye or Mandiant systems were compromised.”
An anonymous message posted online claimed that the analyst’s passwords, billing address, Amazon account and LinkedIn profile had been