Security vendor Bit9 has been hit by a serious security breach of its own network. Read More ..
Intruders broke into a core part of the company's service and used its own trusted digital certificates to create pre-authorised malware.
The result, apparently, was that a small number of customers got infected with malware that wasn't merely missed by Bit9's detection algorithms, but was actively endorsed by its protection system.
It's always tricky to write about compromises and problems with competitors' products, but please bear with me here. I'll try to be as balanced as I can.