Monday, May 17, 2004

Cisco Confirms Stolen IOS Source Code

Cisco Confirms Stolen IOS Source Code


Cisco Confirms Stolen IOS Source Code: "Cisco's (Quote, Chart) big push into the corporate security space took a big hit over the weekend when hackers broke into its corporate network and stole chunks of the source code for the popular IOS operating system.

Cisco spokesman Jim Brady confirmed the network breach but declined details on what was stolen. 'Based on preliminary data, we don't believe any confidential customer information or financial systems were affected,' he told internetnews.com

The confirmation came after a Russian security Web site reported that hackers broke into the switching and routing giant's network and stole 800MB of source code for IOS 12.3 and 12.3t. Samples of the code were reportedly posted on an underground IRC channel as proof of the breach."


pretty impressive.

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