Kevin Mandia, CEO of FireEye, said in a blog that the company was recently attacked “by a highly sophisticated threat actor” that reflects the techniques, discipline and operational security of one of the nation state hacking groups FireEye regularly tracks for its customers. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FireEye, one of the premiere global threat intelligence and cybersecurity companies, had its offensive security tools stolen by hackers, the company announced.

In a blog posted Tuesday, CEO Kevin Mandia said the company was recently attacked “by a highly sophisticated threat actor” that reflects the techniques, discipline and operational security of one of the nation state hacking groups FireEye regularly tracks for its customers. The company alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing the same day.

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