Cloudflare claims state-backed hackers sought to get into its global network

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Cloudflare claims state-backed hackers sought to get into its global network
Cloudflare claims state-backed hackers sought to get into its global network

Cloudflare revealed that an advanced group of hackers attempted to breach its global network late last year but failed.

Cloudflare said in a statement on Thursday that an advanced group of hackers attempted to break into its global network late last year but were unsuccessful.

The company, which did not identify the hackers, stated in a blog post that it found the intruders on Thanksgiving in late November and kicked them out the next day. The spies had access to “some documentation and a limited amount of source code,” but Cloudflare stated that the attack had an “extremely limited operational impact.”

“Based on our collaboration with colleagues in the industry and government, we believe that this attack was performed by a nation-state attacker with the goal of obtaining persistent and widespread access to Cloudflare’s global network.”

Cloudflare stated it had hired cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to assist with the hack, and the business acknowledged that the last evidence of “threat activity” was left on November 24.

The FBI and the American cyber-monitoring organization CISA did not immediately respond.

Cloudflare provides a variety of online and application services, such as content delivery and network protection. A significant portion of the internet relies on the San Francisco-based corporation to distribute web material to users, so any disruption to its network might have catastrophic consequences.

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