Hannaford Brothers, a grocery retailer based in Maine, was the target of a massive hack attack that resulted in the theft of thousands of credit card records. The firm revealed that the attack was initiated on their network in Curiosity Folder, located in the company’s headquarters, using a malicious software code.
A investigative agency discovered that the attack occurred on October 22nd, and the firm was overwhelmed by the malicious software’s RPCv32.A smartdev card device. Credit card fraud happens because the firm’s site uses a vulnerability in the Card Payment Processing and Issuing (CPP) standard defined by the PCI Security Standards Council (founded by Visa / Mastercard). The firm was using a vulnerability in the latest version of the framework designed to increase network security and by extension card payment processing speed.
The Cyber-criminals who hacked into the Hannaford Brothers database used a customized variant of the APPhidate application running on Google’s Android. The program performs fake user authentication flows to grant different mobile accounts to different buyers. หนังใหม่ชนโรง The device makes it difficult for a user to access security barriers and authentication information by displaying fake security icons and messages.
The firm’s site was unavailable for about a week. During that time, the company used a monitoring service from a third-party website to track user activities. The website notified the firm that about 21,000 users had visited the site during one three-month period.
The firm was threatened with loss of up to $40 million if it does not reveal the source of the attack. However, the firm believes that the hacking attack was initiated by two individuals who gained access to the Internet sites using rogue accounts. It is unclear whether these attacks were part of a coordinated attack or independent attacks.
“This was definitely not a hack attack. It was an affiliate program gone bad,” said Jeff Duggan, แนะนำหนังใหม่ Director of Internet Security for dictate. “We believe the two individuals accessed the Internet sites using their personal accounts and used this information to initiate the attack.”
The firm’s CEO, Andy Gunderson, said that the company has experienced a far greater loss of revenue than any other e-merchant has ever experienced in the history of the Internet. This is because the firm was hit by what is believed to be the most efficiently business attack on the planet,” he said. (Google Blogs, October 24, 2011).
The firm’s CIO, แอบถ่ายใต้กระโปรง Tim Kempton, said that the company is experiencing abnormal traffic on its Web applications than ever before. Furthermore, 99% of the traffic is inconsequential and the bad bots are still unable to distribute spam effectively. The firm’s website is one of the most highly visited sites on the Internet and getting such traffic is easy for small online criminals to do.
On the other hand, Hannaford Brothers announced that they’ve deployed a comprehensive new security solution that protects their customers and users from one of the most menacing threats to Internet security. The new Internet security solution, a cloud-based service, offers complete content inspection from wherever a user is able to connect to the cloud. กระหรี่ขายตัว The new service offers an easy migration path from traditional PC to cloud.
The service has been designed to make sure that Web users are protected from malicious attacks and unauthorized access to their network resources. The new technology matches user behavior with contextual patterns, which makes the online risks discussion less alarming. It thus helps users in finding online resources that they need at their fingertips.
An overview of security issues with the cloud comes as newly discovered instances of hacking increasing by exponentially. According to a recent market survey, 75% of attacks are aimed straight at corporate networks. In response, most businesses have begun to realize the need to protect their sensitive data in a networked environment.
Hacking has been around since before computers. The concept is simple enough. A hacker creates malware which can damage a company’s computers. นัดเย็ดไซด์ไลน์ When a company’s computers are infected, the owner tries to figure out how the attack was committed. This process of investigation often takes company resources and time which the company certainly does not want to devote to searching. Hence, the hacker ends up with the opportunity to launch his attack.
The sheer number of attacks nowadays do not allow companies to devote entire resources to security issues. It is a simple fact that hackers always find a way to overcome any measure put up by security administrators. The attacks are, in fact, numerous. Therefore, it is critical that companies must focus on moving towards a position of strength. There are a number of services and products that companies can use to maintain their networks safe from hackers.
It is obvious that the hassle of maintaining both a PC and a network will require too much of a toll for companies, their employees and their customers. The decision of whether or not to use a particular service or product will be influenced by many factors. The first and foremost factor is the reputation and capabilities of the company behind the service.