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Citrix: Her mistake allows hackers to "enter" the Ministry of Defense!

Citrix has introduced an error that could be used by hackers to gain access to the Australian Department of Defense. Specifically, according to Rachel Noble, which recently became the director of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), a bug in Citrix revealed during Christmas, could be used by hackers to gain access to database of the Australian Department of Defense.Rachel Noble ASD for citrix error vs Australian Department of Defense

On January 24 there were concerns that the Ministry of Defense and the DFRN (Defense Forces Recovery Network) might be vulnerable to possible malicious activity due to the error reported to Citrix. Noble added that ASD believed no data was breached, but efforts were made access on the network where the error occurred. Noble also said it was a mistake that has affected companies worldwide, so it was not the first time it had happened. ASD for error citrix vs Australian Department of Defense

As reported by the ABC a few days ago, DFRN was offline and quarantined for 10 days from February 2 to February 12. A source told ABC that the bug was detected before Christmas, and emergency meetings were held twice a day on the matter. The database was run by ManpowerGroup.

A bug in Citrix being used worldwide was revealed on December 25, 2019 and a huge number of hackers were trying to exploit it through a large number of companies and government services.error citrix vs Australian Department of Defense

Additional Ministry of Defense officials said the database was full of personal data. information, such as health information, medical examinations and psychological information content.

Ο CIO Department of Defense spokesman Stephen Pearson said the network in question is an external network and not part of the defense network. Pearson said he did not know if DXC, a ManpowerGroup service provider, ever implemented the patches released by Citrix on January 20th. Finally, Noble has previously stated that it estimates that as of July 1, 2019, ASD receives on average five case reports per day and one report on cybercrime every 10 minutes.

 

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