Hackers access files of US-based cybersecurity firm

Using an email address and password mistakenly exposed on the Internet, a hacker gained access to the internal files of US-based cybersecurity company Comodo, bringing the credibility of the company under question.

The credentials were found in a public GitHub repository owned by a Comodo software developer, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.

The account was not protected with two-factor authentication and with the email address and password in hand, the hacker could enter the company’s Microsoft-hosted Cloud services.

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