Kaspersky security breach

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According to an article on the Register:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/08/kaspersky_compromise_report /

A security lapse at Kaspersky has exposed a wealth of proprietary
information about the anti-virus provider's products and customers
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RichardT

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| According to an article on the Register:

| http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/08/kaspersky_compromise_report /

| A security lapse at Kaspersky has exposed a wealth of proprietary
| information about the anti-virus provider's products and customers
| --
| RichardT

http://hackersblog.org/2009/02/07/usakasperskycom-hacked-full-database-acces-sql-injection /

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I'm an absolute novice at this stuff but let's see if I got it right:

-- Kaspersky produces a popular computer security application.

-- Someone hacked into their data base and by so doing the hacker may be
able to defeat Kaspersky security installed on any computer worldwide.

-- And now the details of how to do it are posted on the hacker's website.

Is that about the size of it?

I realize my next comment will make me sound foolish and will invite general
ridicule -- but -- I'd like to meet the hacker and introduce him to my
friend, Mr. Glock.

But, I guess we'll never rid the world of human pieces of shit.





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| I'm an absolute novice at this stuff but let's see if I got it right:

| -- Kaspersky produces a popular computer security application.

| -- Someone hacked into their data base and by so doing the hacker may be
| able to defeat Kaspersky security installed on any computer worldwide.

| -- And now the details of how to do it are posted on the hacker's website.

| Is that about the size of it?

| I realize my next comment will make me sound foolish and will invite general
| ridicule -- but -- I'd like to meet the hacker and introduce him to my
| friend, Mr. Glock.

| But, I guess we'll never rid the world of human pieces of shit.


Apparently they failed to secure the site properly and fell prey to a SQL
Injection attack
and thus the site was compramised.



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Dave
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That's not the point.

Why attack a site in the first place?

Hackers are criminals.  Breaking into someone's website or network or
individual computer is no different from breaking into someone's home or
business.  No matter how technogeeks try to justify what they are doing, the
fact is it's criminal activity and needs to be treated as such, not as a
fraternity prank.


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On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 18:52:21 -0500, "A-non-i-moose"
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I haven't seen anyone try to justify the attack, nor have I seen
anyone call it a prank. As long as I'm being argumentative, I'll also
admit that I think this kind of attack has very little in common with
breaking into someone's home or business. That doesn't mean I think
it's less or more wrong, just that I think it's different.
 

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| That's not the point.

| Why attack a site in the first place?

| Hackers are criminals.  Breaking into someone's website or network or
| individual computer is no different from breaking into someone's home or
| business.  No matter how technogeeks try to justify what they are doing, the
| fact is it's criminal activity and needs to be treated as such, not as a
| fraternity prank.

Lots of reasons.

Attack the enemy.
Learn their secrets.
Bragging rights.
Possible monetary profit.

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Dave
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On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 21:59:31 -0500, David H. Lipman wrote:

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There are interesting and informative articles here
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/08/kaspersky_compromise_report /
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/09/kaspersky_compromise_follow_up /

The links on those pages are worth a look too. I don't know what you think
of the quoted motivation.

Cheers,

Roy

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| There are interesting and informative articles here
| http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/08/kaspersky_compromise_report /
| http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/09/kaspersky_compromise_follow_up /

| The links on those pages are worth a look too. I don't know what you think
| of the quoted motivation.

| Cheers,

| Roy

Thanx Roy I will examine that.

In the mean time, BitDefender was also hacked...
http://hackersblog.org/2009/02/09/hackedbitdefender-portugal-exposes-sensitive-customer-data /

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It's not really BitDefender, it's just a reseller. BitDefender's
website or database was not affected by this hack

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Hey, the frakin world has more problems then stupid companies that make a
product and allow its users to be subjected to exposure like this.

You should be thanking that hacker since now the stupid company can back
track and fix iis stupid worthless program.

STFU



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