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Government scrutiny ups security ante

Server security for hosts ranging from the high-end firms that oversee the web site of the American Central Intelligence Agency to private companies like PayPal has become a topic at the forefront of conversation in the IT industry following a slew of attacks on various high-profile web sites this past week.

49 House of Representatives websites defaced

49 House of Representatives websites were hacked after United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday night, in a similar attacks back in August 2009 on 18 House. It is still unknown where the attack came from or what political motivations does the attacker have. The websites are managed by GovTrends, based […]

RockYou security breach results in 32 million exposed user credentials

Big news this week – the website of RockYou was breached. As a result, 32 million user login credentials were exposed to hackers. Log-in information for applications on partner sites were not affected. Users are advised to change their passwords for their online accounts including email if they use the same information. RockYou is upgrading […]

Daily Internet Services customers hacked

Some websites of Daily Internet Services customers were hacked over the weekend. An image of three penguins was posted on victims’ websites and it also included a message from the hacker Heart_Hunter of TH3H4TTAB hacking crew. According the company, only a small number of customers were affected as the hack targeted sites with the word […]

When your hosting provider can’t stand the heat

Security is a concern for everyone involved in the web hosting industry, whether you are a hosting customer, hosting provider, software developer or datacenter administrator. The integrity of the network and the information it holds rests in the hands of all involved and, generally speaking, the protections put in place at all levels combine to […]

HostedHere drops security sxpert customer Kevin Mitnick

A security expert Kevin Mitnick was officially let go by his web hosting provider to find a new home. An often target of attacks that his website has become, HostedHere is clearly tired of dealing with with various website breaches. Kevin has moved his site over to FireHost, a provider known for its hacker-safe hosting […]

Sources: North Korean hackers attack American, South Korean websites

A South Korean website says a number of American and South Korean websites were hacked. The National Intelligence Service of South Korea said that the attacks showed signs of “meticulous preparations”. According to South Korean media outlets, pro-North Korea led the attacks. The total number of sites that were attacked are 26.

Franklin Savings Bank hacked again

For the second time this week, the web page of Franklin Savings Bank was shut down. A malicious code was embedded on its marketing site and the bank was forced to take it offline. The company vowed that it would stay offline until it switched web hosting providers.

WebHostingTalk data hacked

The user data of a web hosting discussion community WebHostingTalk.com has been hacked. Some of the data was compromised and distributed by hackers. There were lengthy downtime periods on Saturday and Sunday. When the forum was restored, it was missing posts that were made as far back as October of 2008 (date of last physical […]

Monster.com website hacked

Monster Worldwide’s database has suffered a breach of data. The attackers gained information such as people’s names, phone numbers, and email addresses. The famous job search website has alerted its members to urgently change their passwords. The company has experienced a similar issue back in August 2007, when a computer virus targeted its members and […]

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