Google, Yahoo, Skype targeted in possible ‘state-driven’ hack from Iran

Possible “state-funded” hackers from Iran may be behind an unsuccessful Web-based attack that almost left Google, Yahoo, Skype and Mozilla open to impersonation, according to an Internet security company.New Jersey-based Comodo Group Inc. sells and issues digital authentication certificates that guarantee a website is legitimate based on an Internet security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The company said Wednesday that it had sold nine certificates to websites that turned out to be fake.

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