IT management firm LANDESK hacked

IT management firm LANDESK, which provides IT and security management services, has alerted its employees of a possible data breach.

The company recently warned its employees in a letter dated 18 November 2015, that hackers have obtained personal information, including names and social security numbers, of some LANDESK employees and former Wavelink employees.

On 25 November 2015, LANDESK stated that “We recently became aware of some unusual activity on our systems and immediately initiated safeguards as a precaution and began an investigation. As part of our ongoing investigation in partnership with a leading computer forensics firm, we recently learned that a small amount of personally identifiable information for a limited number of our employees may have been accessible during the breach. While no data compromises of personally identifiable information are confirmed at this point, we have reached out with information and security resources to individuals who may have been affected. The security of our networks is our top priority and we are acting accordingly. The few employees who may have been affected were notified promptly, and at this point the impact appears to be quite small.”

It was learnt from an unnamed LANDESK employee that the breach was first observed in June 2014 and was discovered when several employees complained about slow Internet speeds. The employee informed that the company has found remnants of text files with lists of source codes, and build servers  that the attackers compiled. He added that the attackers are slowly archiving data from the build and source code servers, uploading it to LANDESK’s web servers, and downloading it.

Claiming the breach as a speculation, LANDESK confirmed that security is and will continue to be a high priority for the company.

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