The National Security Agency (NSA) has been accused of hacking into home security company Eufy, according to a blog post from the cybersecurity firm.
The blog post claims that the NSA breached the company’s network and gained access to its private and highly classified information, and it’s believed that this information included the names of the owners of the company, the security firm’s customers, and other sensitive information.
The hack comes less than a week after the company announced it would be shutting down, with the owner saying the data breach is the result of “manipulated security systems” from its previous owner.
The company’s chief security officer, Daniel Schindler, told ABC News that the company was not aware of the hacking until recently.
“This is the third time that this has happened in as many years.
We were alerted to this breach by someone who contacted us,” Schindlers said in a statement.
“We have no indication that any of the information in this breach was stolen by the NSA.
The only information we know is that someone stole our passwords, which we are now trying to recover from the system.”
Schindlers also said that Eufys “primary concern is that this breach will impact the safety of its customers and partners.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for breaches that are determined to be caused by hostile actors or foreign governments.”
The blog is one of a series of posts by security experts who have called attention to the security flaws in home security systems, as well as the potential for hackers to take advantage of vulnerabilities in those systems.
Security experts have said that the problem lies with the way the NSA has been able to gather information from home security software, and that the agency could have been better at securing its own network.
The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.
Eufy did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for additional information about the attack.