Friday, April 5, 2013

Japanese web portals hacked: 100,000 user accounts compromised

As reported by the publication Computerworld, this week had been hacked thousands, perhaps even millions of accounts of two largest Japanese Internet portals. Victims of attacks have become, at least 100 thousand user accounts web-site Goo. Also, representatives of Yahoo Japan reported that a malicious software on their servers.

Evening of April 2, on Tuesday, at the user accounts Goo was made series brute force attacks. Attackers tried to access the account containing information on bank card users. The frequency of attempts to access reached 30 per second. Hackers gained access to some accounts.

Experts Goo set some IP-addresses from which the attacks were carried out.

In turn, Yahoo Japan on Tuesday evening found malware on the servers with which hackers trying to access the data 1.27 million users. But Yahoo Japan succeeded in time to prevent the leakage of data from servers. Experts said that the link between the attacks on Goo and Yahoo Japan have not yet discovered.

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