By Thomas Claburn
January 15, 2010
The names of other companies targeted in the cyber attack disclosed by
Google earlier this week have started to emerge.
Google reportedly asked the other 33 companies targeted in the attack to
A Google spokesperson said that while the company provided technical
information, that was the extent of its communication to other affected
Adobe was the first company after Google to acknowledge that it had been
targeted. It said on Tuesday that it had learned about "a sophisticated,
coordinated attack against corporate network systems managed by Adobe
and other companies" at the beginning of the month.
According to an Adobe spokesperson, Adobe decided to come forward on its
Web hosting provider Rackspace followed suit in a blog post.
Symantec and Juniper Networks have acknowledged being targeted.
Dow Chemical and Northrop Grumman were also among the targets, according
to The Washington Post. Other reports say Yahoo was attacked as well.
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