DigiNotar, the Dutch certificate authority which hackers compromised and used to generate hundreds of bogus web security certificates, has filed for bankruptcy.
The announcement that DigiNotar has filed for voluntary bankruptcy was made today by its US parent company VASCO Data Security International.
And, quite frankly, there aren’t many who will be mourning its loss.
VASCO’s CEO, T. Kendall Hunt, seemed keen to disassociate the parent firm from the security problems seen at its subsidiary:
“We would like to remind our customers and investors that the incident at DigiNotar has no impact on VASCO’s core authentication technology. The technological infrastructures of VASCO and DigiNotar remain completely separated, meaning that there is no risk for infection of VASCO’s strong…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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