A Russian Cyber Gang, Dubbed CyberVors by Hold Security (who identified the data breach), have stolen over 4.5 Billion Records, mostly containing user credentials from over 420,000 Web and FTP sites. This represents the largest known data breach in history with dire implications. The CyberVors accomplished this gaining control of a botnet network (a large group of virus-infected computers controlled by 1 criminal system) which they used to identify SQL vulnerabilities on the sites they visited.
How you to protect yourself and your company.
Individuals – Change your credentials using strong passwords. See this PC Magazine article for some best practices – Creating Strong Passwords
Companies – Check your web site(s) for vulnerabilities. The CyberVors found sites vulnerable to SQL Injection. SQL Injection is one of the most common vulnerabilities found on web sites. Alliance Technology Partners specializes in Web Security and is the Acunetix Preferred Partner. We sell, train, and consult IT and Security professionals on how to use Acunetix. We have the only security engineers directly trained by Acunetix in the US. We also offer Our Pen Testing and Audit Services.
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