Citrix Discloses Security Breach of Internal Network

Citrix disclosed today a security breach during which hackers accessed the company’s internal network. In a short statement posted on its blog, Citrix Chief Security Information Officer Stan Black said Citrix found out about the hack from the FBI earlier this week. From a report: “On March 6, 2019, the FBI contacted Citrix to advise they had reason to believe that international cyber criminals gained access to the internal Citrix network,” Black said. “While not confirmed, the FBI has advised that the hackers likely used a tactic known as password spraying, a technique that exploits weak passwords. Once they gained a foothold with limited access, they worked to circumvent additional layers of security,” the Citrix exec added. Black said hackers accessed and downloaded business documents, but Citrix wasn’t able to identify what specific documents had been stolen at the time of his announcement today.