Blog Posts Tagged with "Gawker"


Anonymous #HQ: Inside The Secret War Room

March 21, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Hubris/A5h3r4/Metric have broken into the inner circle of one cell of Anonymous. I say "cell" because I do not think that these users are the actual full scale leaders. These folks, if the chat transcripts are true, are the ones behind the HBGary hack and at least one of them the Gawker hack...

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Password Database Dumped to Pirate Bay Bit-Torrent Site

January 08, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The embroiled Pirate Bay, when not dealing with legal issues, has had their own run in with hackers. Last summer, a hacker broke into their systems through a SQL vulnerability and stole 4 million users passwords...

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Gawker Admits Lax Security Led to Breach

December 20, 2010 Added by:Headlines

“It is clear that the Gawker tech team did not adequately secure our platform from an attack of this nature. We were also not prepared to respond when it was necessary,” said Gawker's Tom Plunkett in a statement released last Friday...

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Password Security Issues

December 15, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

This is useful information for the Security professional, and can be used in our daily work. Particularly enforcing password security, at home or at work, we all want simplicity in our passwords to make them easy to remember. As I saw written the other day, "Password" is not a Password...

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SHATTER’s View of Gawker’s Database Hack

December 14, 2010 Added by:Alexander Rothacker

While this attack is definitely severe by the raw number of passwords compromised, breaches exposing financial information or Social Security Numbers can be much more detrimental to users and can cause even larger headaches and will take a significantly greater amount of time and hassle to remediate...

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Gawker Breach: 1.3 Million Accounts Exposed

December 13, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Gossip website Gawker experienced a massive breach, exposing the passwords of 1.3 million accounts. The attack was carried out by a group called Gnosis. Gawker has apologized to users for the lapse in security, and urged all account holders to change their login credentials immediately...

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