Hackers using a different type of malicious software to attack Lemons Houses moving companies are exploiting flaws in a software update to potentially take down the company’s systems, the company said Thursday.
Lemons, which is based in Portland, Oregon, said it has fixed the issue, and that it is continuing to monitor the situation.
In a statement to Recode, the Lemes House Moving Co. said that it had identified the vulnerabilities, which it called a “minor vulnerability” in its software.
“As a result of our remediation efforts, we are unable to deliver this update to our customers,” it said.
The vulnerability, which was disclosed on Tuesday, allowed hackers to take control of a system that allows the company to update software.
The company said that Lemons also reported the bug to the FBI, but that the FBI said it had no evidence of a crime.
Lemes said that a “technical team” of the company discovered the flaw in October, and said it fixed it.
It said that this time the flaw wasn’t a bug, but a security flaw.
It said that the company was notified by a security company that it was vulnerable, and did not find out that the flaw was being exploited until Wednesday.
Leamas House said that its customers have been notified, and promised that the security team would fix the issue and take the matter “seriously.”
The company was one of the first to report the problem.
The security firm said that as of Tuesday, more than 5,000 systems had been affected, and 1,700 of those had been compromised.
Leomas House said it was working with the FBI and other authorities to fix the problem, and would work with the public to help protect its customers.
“We are committed to protecting our customers from the malicious attacks that occur on a daily basis,” the company wrote in a statement.
The FBI and Leomas House declined to comment on the matter.
Leagues of hackers have targeted companies that are moving or maintaining assets, such as real estate, in recent years, particularly after the rise of social media.
In 2014, an FBI agent in North Carolina tracked down a hacker known as “the LulzSec” who used the handle “troll king” to break into an entity that was moving assets to China.
In 2015, the FBI busted a hacker dubbed “the leaker” who infiltrated the email and banking systems of a large bank, stealing the bank’s data.