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By Raphael Satter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. authorities knowledge breach disclosed earlier this 12 months was tied to a bug in enterprise software program maker Atlassian (NASDAQ:)’s Confluence suite of collaboration instruments, an IT contractor mentioned on Tuesday.
CGI Federal, an IT contractor and unit of CGI Inc, mentioned in an announcement that it was working “with authorities and purchasers to determine and disclose any knowledge affected by the Confluence exploitation,” which was made public again in October.
Reuters has been unable to find out the dimensions and scope of the breach. On Monday, the Authorities Accountability Workplace instructed Reuters that 6,000 present and former GAO staff had been victims of a knowledge breach by an unnamed “menace actor” in reference to the hack. Whether or not every other authorities companies have been affected has not been publicly disclosed.
Atlassian didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. The U.S. cyber watchdog company, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company, didn’t instantly return an electronic mail.