These days encountering usual hacks and data leaks from large corporations. In the last hours news broke about an alleged attack on Adobe, through which they allegedly stole 150 000 email addresses and passwords . The information corresponds to employees, partners and customers of the company.
Hima, the Egyptian hacker claimed responsibility for the attack, said his intention was simply to draw attention to Adobe, not ruin your business. Hacker justified his actions with a critique of the American corporation for being slow to fix bugs
. Besides violating the security promised by other companies. According to a report by The New York Times
, the information published by the hacker would be true but not entirely updated
. Some of the stolen data would belong to employees that they would not work for the company. At any records include names, occupations, affiliations with the company, e-mail, phone numbers, user names and passwords. Adobe used one of their blogs to talk about it and recognized the exploitation of a security breach Connectusers.com forum. But he said that none of their services, including Adobe Connect, was affected. The forum was removed from circulation for an investigation, while passwords of affected users have been reset
. Meanwhile, Hima promised a new data breach that would make in coming days. On that occasion the victim would Yahoo!
From | Venture Beat | The New York Times.
In recent days there has been one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history, a hacker managed to access the company system Epsilon , responsible send email advertising, and agreed to lists with thousands of emails from customers of the company.
This has affected a lot of people from all sectors, from college students to companies using the services of Epsilon.
give us an idea, Epsilon annually sends more than 40,000 million emails advertising , which shows the high volume of email accounts which can be accessed this person.
One of the major companies that were affected by this has been Citigroup , one of the largest U.S. banks. It is believed that the hacker had access to a lot of mail accounts and user names credit card company, which has become the leak of data into something much more dangerous.
Although U.S. authorities and its own spokesmen of the various companies concerned have commented that there was no access to the numbers of credit cards and other sensitive data is not yet known the total amount of data that has been obtained by such person.
This has been one of the largest data breaches in recent times, and while it has been said that may have compromised the most important data, may be without doubt a fact related to the sale of emails for spam, a great market through the Internet and that each day brings more people, increasing the number of victims.
For many, the name of Jesse William McGraw does not mean anything. However, this is the true identity of GhostExodus , a hacker who gained enough relevant between 2009 and 2010 when he was arrested by U.S. justice. The young man is accused of violating the computer system of a hospital in Dallas and manipulation of information from patients .
the news recently that this hacker has been sentenced to more than 9 years in federal prison . It is really shocking news as far never been given a harsh penalty as a hacker. In addition, this class prisons are for violent criminals . id=”more-14418″>
Jesse William McGraw was arrested in June 2009, after penetrating the security of 14 computers WB Carrell Memorial Clinic
. In this room the boy had a night shift as a security guard and took the quiet of the place to compromise systems used to store the information of patients.
But that’s not all, also changed the operation of HVAC, a technology used in hospitals to keep in the right spot heating, ventilation and air conditioning . The system is very important because it helps create the “climate” perfect for patients.
“GhostExodus” had gotten away with had it not been for an oversight. Time after hacking into systems of clinical mentioned the young rose to a series of YouTube videos showing the method . Thus, we could say that he dug his own grave. now have to spend your next 110 months in federal prison .
Source: Dallas Observer.