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The Register: One Millions Accounts Leaked in Megahack

Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
5:36 pm

The Register reported today:

Hacker collective Team GhostShell leaked a cache of more than one million user account records from 100 websites over the weekend.

The group, which is affiliated with hacktivists Anonymous, claimed they broke into databases maintained by banks, US government agencies and consultancy firms to leak passwords and documents. Some of the pinched data includes credit histories from banks among other files, many of which were lifted from content management systems. Some of the breached databases each contained more than 30,000 records.

The bad guys aren’t done yet:

“All aboard the Smoke & Flames Train, Last stop, Hell,” Team GhostShell wrote. “Two more projects are still scheduled for this fall and winter. It’s only the beginning.”

I repeat the final question of my last post, “If this data is so important to enterprises, what are they doing to really secure it?”

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