Certificate authority GlobalSign has acknowledged that it was recently targeted by an attack, but says its systems and certificates were not compromised as a result.

"The threat of exposure followed the efforts of the Comodohacker, who in early September hacked certificate authority Diginotar and issued bogus certificates as a result," writes The Inquirer's Dave Neal. "At the time it was suggested that Globalsign had also been affected, but if it was, apparently it was not severely affected."

"In a security incident report just released by the firm, it said that despite earlier suggestions it had found no evidence of any rogue certificates having been issued, that no customer data was exposed, and that no harm was done to its infrastructure or systems," Neal writes.

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