Saturday, April 17, 2021

DigiNotar Goes Bankrupt after Hack

ITPro: VASCO Data Security International has confirmed that its subsidiary, DigiNotar, has filed for bankruptcy. In July, DigiNotar, which was a Dutch certificate authority (CA), learned that a hack attack had led it to issue 531 rogue SSL certificates. In August, the news of the cyberattack became public.

“Although we are saddened by this action and the circumstances that necessitated it, we would like to remind our customers and investors that the incident at DigiNotar has no impact on VASCO’s core authentication technology,” said VASCO CEO T. Kendall Hunt. “The technological infrastructures of VASCO and DigiNotar remain completely separated, meaning that there is no risk for infection of VASCO’s strong authentication business.”

A VASCO spokesperson said the company is not planning to re-enter the CA business.

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