An unknown number of government websites have been compromised by a hacker who reportedly exfiltrated more than 770,000 records from the computer system and database of Australian travel insurer Aussie Travel Cover.
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Researchers have uncovered a database where over two million stolen login credentials are being stored. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo accounts are in the mix.
Hacker group leaked company passwords and database, calling for the withdrawal of section 66A of country's IT Act, which limits citizens' freedom of speech and expression.
Hackers broke into a subdomain used by the University of Technology, Sydney, over the weekend, and dumped the contents of a database from an old content management system.
Oracle has recommended workarounds for a zero-day Oracle Database flaw that was not fixed in the company's April critical patch update.The flaw in the Transport Network Substrate (TNS) Listener database component, which Oracle has known about for at least four years, could allow a hacker to break into a database without a username or password, Oracle said in a security advisory on Monday.
Ever since a hacker was arrested for stealing 10,000 database records from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the abortion clinic is now seeing thousands of copycat hacking attempts.
update Hacker group Team Intra breaches local institution's database and publishes information such as staff username and hashed passwords. NUS confirms attack but says data on server not confidential.
Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, posted a bulletin on Steam letting users know that hackers gained access to a database containing sensitive information. Read his announcement here.
Military- and defence-minded publications owned by publisher Gannett were hacked earlier this month, the company has admitted, leaving the names, passwords and email addresses of active and retired military personnel exposed to the attackers.
A grey hat hacker known as idahc, has managed to compromise Sony Europe's Database of Application Store.
A hacker claims to have broken into systems at the European Space Agency and stolen user data from the organisation
a hacker group going by the name of Gnosis compromised the Gawker Media network (made up of popular websites such as Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, Fleshbot, and Gawker itself) and liberated not only the source code for the site, but also the entire user database consisting of about 1.3 million usernames, email addresses, and password hashes. In an ideal world, this wouldn't be a problem, but we don't live in an ideal world, but this is far from an ideal world, so it has the scope to be a pretty big deal.
An Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation to rescue a hacked database of 60,000 domain names' usernames and passwords and 13,000 credit card numbers — to use as evidence — was almost foiled when the hackers were tipped off and went into a "deletion frenzy".
Database security vendor Sentrigo has released an open-source fuzz testing tool to help pinpoint security-related coding deficiencies in Oracle databases.The tool, called FuzzOr, runs on Oracle 8i and is aimed at PL/SQL programmers and DBAs looking to find and eliminate vulnerabilities that may be exploited via SQL injection and buffer overflow attacks -- the most common techniques used to launch hacker attacks on databases.
An anonymous hacker has posted six million details of Chilean residents online in a bid to highlight data-protection problems in the country.
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A survey by renowned database hacker David Litchfield has found a whopping 492,000 Microsoft SQL and Oracle database servers directly accessible to the Internet without firewall protection.
update Technique lets intruders exploit flaws previously thought to be insignificant, security researcher says at Black Hat DC.
The corporate Web site is gone and a hacker has made off with the database. The company's reputation is at stake. What crisis management tactics should be employed?
Your website is gone and a hacker has made off with you database. The clock is ticking and all eyes are on your next move...