Posts Tagged ‘data leakage’

Yahoo!The vulnerability in WordPress became the reason of a data leakage of users of mail of Yahoo!

Swindlers got access to sessional cookies-files of users of the Yahoo! service.

Experts from BitDefender found that compromised user account email service Yahoo! occurred because the gaps that existed in WordPress.

Note that the hole was fixed in April 2012. On the domain of developers Yahoo! was posted blog WordPress, administrators have not updated it in a timely manner. Thus, after his compromise hackers could gain access to all the session cookies-file for the domain yahoo . com .

Scammers create fake website designed based news portals MSN / NBC, which was placed on two domains: and Fake Resources containing malicious code Javascript-library which steals user session cookies-files. (more…)

data securityOn the FTP server IEEE month was unencrypted log file users of the resource.

Security researcher discovered that the server IEEE (Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a database of names and passwords 100,000 users, which are stored in the public domain.

Radu Dragusin, a computer scientist who works at FindZebra and is teaching assistant at the University of Copenhagen, said in a blog post last week that he learned of the problem and wrote the administration IEEE, in order that the latter may respond. “The usernames and passwords kept in plaintext were publicly available on their FTP server for at least one month prior to my discovery,” states Radu Dragusin. (more…)