Judge sentences former owners Diginotar to pay millions of euros




The court in Amsterdam, the company’s former owners Diginotar sentenced to a million fine. The former owners must pay penalty to Vasco that Diginotar over. Shortly after it appeared that an Iranian hacker had hacked the ssl-authority.

How much compensation will fall exactly is still unknown, but it will in any case a substantial portion of the acquisition price of 3.7 million euros, according to the ruling of the court that Emerce discovered . Not so much because the court’s responsibility on them. That the former owners to pay Both companies had in the purchase agreement provides that if it appears that the Dutch company had security not in order, Diginotar would be liable. Themselves

The courts have found that DigiNotar has not done to protect the systems partly because they were running old versions of software and had saved. Passwords in plain text is sufficient Moreover, there is a direct link between the impact of the hack and the bankruptcy of DigiNotar.

DigiNotar was compromised when it appeared that an Iranian hacker systems of the Dutch company had penetrated to generate. Fake SSL certificates When that to outside came, including the Dutch government pledged confidence in Diginotar on. Furthermore, browsers no longer noticed DigiNotar certificates as ‘trusted’.

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