Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 06, 2011

Dutch Firm Linked to Many More Fraudulent Net Certificates

It would seem that the number of fraudulent security certificates issued by that hacked Dutch company has more than doubled. Heh, this is definitely one of those times when doubling your company output is a bad thing.

The list of domains for which fraudulent Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates were issued by DigiNotar, a root certificate authority, now includes sites such as the CIA, MI6, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, Twitter, and WordPress, among others, according to a list released this weekend by the Dutch Ministry of Justice. In the wake of the new revelations, the Dutch government has reportedly expressed a lack of confidence in the Netherlands-based company and taken control of it.