Hackers fake SSL certificates for web services

March 25, 2011 No Comments

Hackers have broken into the systems of a web authentication firm in Europe, issuing false certificates that forced Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to issue emergency browser patches.

The March 15 attack on a “trusted partner” of secure socket layer (SSL) certificate issuer Comodo sent shockwaves through the web industry after Comodo suggested that it may have been the work of a “government attempting surveillance of Internet use by dissident groups”.

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