Chinese firm Hangzhou Xiongmai said it will recall some of its products sold in the United States after it was identified by security researchers as having made parts for devices that were targeted in a major hacking attack on Friday.
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the Internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders, and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites in a stunning breach of global internet stability.
According to Bloomberg, Xiongmai’s products were used to launch a cyber-attack that severed internet access for millions of users, highlighting the threat posed by the global proliferation of connected devices.
The electronics components firm, which makes parts for surveillance cameras, said in a statement on its official microblog that it would recall some of its earlier products sold in the United States, strengthen password functions and send users a patch for products made before April last year.
It said the biggest issue was users not changing default passwords, adding that, overall, its products were well protected from cyber security breaches. It said reports that its products made up the bulk of those targeted in the attack were false.
“Security issues are a problem facing all mankind. Since industry giants have experienced them, Xiongmai is not afraid to experience them once, too,” the company statement said.
According to the company’s official website, its business mainly “involves in security monitoring module, main board, supporting software and product solutions which contains AHD models as well as its motherboards, network HD models as well as its motherboards, AHD/network integration movements, automatic focusing modules, QQ content couplet modules , CMS, VMS, SNVR, MYEYE monitoring platform software, cloud services and so on. Since Xiongmai was founded in 2009, we always pay close attention to products.we demand quality strives to be perfect,so the product has high compatibility, high resolution, high cost-effective, high professionalism and experience. Now our products and solutions that provide services for security industries have been applied to the world.