On April 24, 2019, Fxmsp claimed to have accessed three leading antivirus companies' internal networks.
Fxmsp extracted sensitive source code from antivirus software, AI, and security plugins belonging to the three companies. Fxmsp also commented on the capabilities of the different companies’ software and assessed their efficiency.
Fxmsp is a hacking collective that has operated in various top-tier Russian- and English-speaking underground communities since 2017. They are known for targeting corporate and government networks worldwide.
"Fxmsp" is a high-profile Russian- and English-speaking hacking collective. They specialize in breaching highly secure protected networks to access private corporate and government information. They have a long-standing reputation for selling sensitive information from high-profile global government and corporate entities. In March 2019, Fxmsp stated they could provide exclusive information stolen from three top anti-virus companies located in the US. They confirmed that they have exclusive source code related to the companies' software development. They are offering to sell it, and network access, for over $300,000 USD. AdvIntel subject matter experts assess with high confidence that Fxmsp is a credible hacking collective with a history of selling verifiable corporate breaches returning them profit close to $1,000,000 USD. AdvIntel alerted law enforcement regarding these claimed intrusions.