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Steam Database Attack Puts Users At Risk Of Spear Phishing ScamsTeam Shatter Exclusive

Phishing Attack

Last week it was announced that attackers gained access to Steam, an online video gaming platform run by parent company, Valve. According to the information posted on Steam’s website, the first phase of this massive attack was the insertion of targeted malicious ads or “malvertising” offering to sell cheat codes for online games to users of the Steam forums. Initially, the company thought that only its forums had been infiltrated, until late last week when it was announced that its…

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Hackers Crack Steam Database

Posted November 11, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, e-Commerce, Gaming, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
steam database hack

Steam, one of the world’s largest online gaming platforms with 35 million users across the globe, is reporting a breach of its customer database.”Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 6,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Steam parent company Valve, in a statement on the company’s website. “We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums. “We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to…

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New Mass SQL Injection Making Rounds, Creates Yellow Pages of Vulnerable WebsitesTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted October 27, 2011 by Alex Rothacker in Attack Vectors, Best Practices, Data Breach, Database Security, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments
SQL Injection

Again a mass SQL injection attack is making its rounds on the web – this one called jjghui referring to the website it redirects traffic to. As Armorize reported, this is yet another play on using SQL injection to inject malicious JavaScript in ASP.NET websites. So far, a Google search shows 180,000 pages have already been infiltrated by this attack. This attack seems to be targeting smaller sites that lack personnel with the skills and security awareness of larger and…

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Largest Hack in Swedish History Affects Politicians, Journalists Among Others

Posted October 27, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Media, Technology with 0 comments
largest swedish hack breach

Login credentials for nearly 200,000 individuals, most Swedish citizens, have been exposed in what experts are calling the largest data breach in that country’s history. According to a report from The Local, a Sweden-based, English language news publication, a popular Swedish blogging platform, Bloggtoppen, was hacked with login information for around 60 Web sites hosted on that platform – an estimated 90,000 account passwords – made public via the twitter account of a 23 year-old Swedish Parliamentarian, William Petzail. Petzail,…

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WineHQ Database Hacked, Passwords Stolen

Posted October 12, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, MySQL, Technology with 0 comments
WineHQ Database Hacked

Add WineHQ to the list of open-source projects struggling to contain a serious security breach. WineHQ, which manages software that’s used to run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X, confirmed the breach and warned that the intruders were able to hijack usernames and passwords. “What we know at this point that someone was able to obtain unauthorized access to the phpmyadmin utility. We do not exactly how they obtained access; it was either by compromising an…

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Hackers Took Over NBC Twitter Account

Posted September 12, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Hacker News, Media with 0 comments
NBC News Twitter Hack

A Twitter account belonging to NBC News was hacked on Friday evening by an entity that claimed, falsely, that an airplane had crashed at the site of ground zero in New York. The account was swiftly taken offline and the news division apologized. The incident was deemed serious enough that the news anchor Brian Williams read the apology out loud on the “NBC Nightly News.” “The NBC News Twitter account was hacked late this afternoon and as a result, false…

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Data breach Hits Irish Jobs Website

Posted September 9, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Data Protection Act, Database Security with 0 comments

Jobs website Myjob.ie, which allows individuals to upload their CVs online, has been the subject of a security breach. The company has written to users to inform them of a “recent” security breach on its servers, which it says was quickly identified. In an email, company director John Doupe said gardaí had apprehended two individuals who were the subject of a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. “Although Myjob.ie was not the primary source of the breach,…

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Fired IT Staffer Created Virtual Chaos For Pharma Company

Posted August 18, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Health Care, Misconfigurations, User Rights with 0 comments

Logging in from a Smyrna, Georgia, McDonald’s restaurant, a former employee of a U.S. pharmaceutical company was able to wipe out most of the company’s computer infrastructure earlier this year. Jason Cornish, 37, formerly an IT staffer at the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug-maker Shionogi, pleaded guilty Tuesday to computer intrusion charges in connection with the attack on Feb. 3, 2011. He wiped out 15 VMware host systems that were running e-mail, order tracking, financial and other services for the…

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Student Hacked School; Broke Data Protection Act

i will not use the same password for everything

Bay House school in Gosport was reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for compromising the privacy of those on its database. A Hampshire teenager managed to hack into his school’s website and expose the personal details of 20,000 people, including medical information on more than 7,000 pupils. The 15-year-old unnamed pupil broke into Bay House’s private database in March after he obtained the password from a member of staff. The student, who has been temporarily excluded by the school, exposed…

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Hackers Take Bite Out Of Hershey’s Data

Posted August 5, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments
hershey hacked

A hacker managed to penetrate the website of confectionary giant Hershey and change a recipe. While the hacker left without taking any financial data, it is possible that passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses and birthdays of any consumer that registered on the site could have been accessed as they were stored on the same server as the recipe. In an email to customers, Hershey did not reveal which particular baking recipe the hackers altered, although it did say that there…

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