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Monday, January 24, 2011

A Hacker Is Illegally Accessing Web Sites

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A hacker says he is accessing web
sites like: military web sites,
government web sites and those
belonging to universities per Noa
Bar-Yosef, Imperva senior security

The price range from $33 to $499,
depending on how important or widely
used the web site is.

"You can actually buy the capability
of being the administrator of the web
site," Bar-Yosef explained.

The hacker is also selling databases of
personal information he's stolen from the
web sites for $20 per thousand records.
This information could be used by spammers,
or by fraudsters to break into online accounts.

Bar-Yosef saw evidences that administrative
privileges for 16 web sites were for sale.

Imperva assembled the names of the victims
from its blog post, but security blogger Brian
Krebs posted more details of the incident,
including the names of the hacked web sites.

Some of the hacked web sites are the United
States, states of Utah and Michigan, the
government of Italy and the Department of
Defense Pharmacoeconomic Center, which
analyzes the military's use of drugs and
helps the Department of Veterans Affairs
procure drug contracts.

Whoever is selling the data probably broke
into these web sites using a common Web attack
called SQL injection, Bar-Yosef.

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