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Analysis of ‘Operation Black Tulip’: Certificate authorities lose authority

The Agency releases its analysis of the Diginotar- ‘Operation Black Tulip’ case, where a digital certificate authority suffered a cyber-attack.

Published on December 05, 2011

In the attack, false certificates were created for hundreds of websites, including Google and Skype. Reports indicate that the cyber-attack started in mid-June, and that for two months, false certificates were used to eavesdrop on users in Iran. In its new analysis, the Agency identifies three major issues, and suggests remedies to these.

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