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Company Halts Authentication Certificates

DATA THEFT

September 8, 2011

A security company has suspended issuing authentication certificates for secure websites in response to claims that an unauthorized individual accessed the company's servers, BBC News reports. The Belgian-based company, GlobalSign, has stopped issuing the certificates while it investigates the allegations. The hacker also claims to have accessed additional certificate authorities, including DigiNotar. A GlobalSign representative said that the company takes the hacker's claims "very seriously."        
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