NewsDio Desk : U.S. federal investigators are trying to understand a highly sophisticated hack in progress against a San Francisco software auditing firm. Over the past years, the company, Codecov, has grown quite popular and it is none other than Codecov since the hack affects over 29,000 customers.
Since hackers have breached our security, we have upgraded our systems.
The attempt is seen as a way to hamper the smooth functioning of the organization which is being used for testing codes and to remove any sort of loopholes or associated vulnerabilities.
Although, the hackers have attempted on Jan 31st, yet it was only in the beginning of the month where it was noticed by the people thus relating to the extent of dangers it has posed along with. One of the customers brought to the attention of authorities about the “irregular functioning’ which soon became in the purview of the authorities.
Well, it is early to project the extent of damage the breach may have caused to the organization, but the company was quick to compare this breaching attempt which Texas software SolarWinds has faced by none other than Russian hackers.
The company has highlighted that it consists of over 29,000 customers along with consumer goods with the likes of renowned companies such as Procter and Gamble Co, along with web hosting company namely GoDaddy. Similarly, there are other renowned names which were a part of the organization such as Australian software firm namely Atlassian Corporation PLC.
Atlassian reacted to the whole fiasco, saying that it was very much concerned about the prevailing scenario and it is undergoing the investigation in terms of its capacity. The reactions of other companies are awaited.
The extent of the loss is yet to be determined
In an email Atlassian said that currently, it doesn’t have any evidence which showcase the extent of an impact it may have caused to the working.
Codecov is a company which has become quite a preferred choice for various enterprises including small companies along with open source tools.
Codecov is currently undergoing a series of federal investigation in the current development and is yet to comment further on the development.
While the reactions from two main and important organizations namely The Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber security are awaited. As all eyes are set on them especially in the wake of recent scenario where hackers have inflicted a lot of damage and it has certainly raised the eyebrows of one and all.
One only hopes that the organizations embrace themselves further by taking all the due measures so as to prevent hackers from making inroads into the system further.
It is true that the lives of customers are at stake that relies on the smooth functioning of the organization at the time of associating with them. However, such unforeseen attempts not just only bring bad name, but also minimize the possibility of future business where investors become skeptical of associating with the company, mainly due to the past records which doesn’t look promising.