One of the biggest misconceptions that website owners have is to think that their site holds little interest or value to a hacker. That, however, is not the case. Every website hacked is an opportunity for a cybercriminal outfit to carry out a multitude of nefarious activities. While some are obvious, such as taking the …
After myriad of hacking incidents in the last year by various groups including foreign governments attacking JP Morgan, Xbox and Sony, news that the US and British governments are doing some hacking of their own may come as no surprise. On Thursday The Intercept reported that Dutch SIM card maker…
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All types of websites are prone to hacking. Even your own email address is prone to hacking at any point in time. For as long as there is a site that could be hacked and information that could be exploited, your website is never a hundred percent safe.
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Was checking out the site of a serious competitor yesterday, which everyone must do every once in a while, and found that his site had been hacked by “Tiger-M@te.” The hacker, apparently from Bangladesh (Bangladeshi HackeR), sent props to aBu.HaLiL501, w7sh.syria, Sy-Hacker, NmR.Hacker, Wa7sh Hacker, h311 c0d3.
What really surprised me was how long it took for the site owner to get the site back up. It was down for at least 12 hours.
Weak login credentials? Must be. Probably used his home address for his master server password, or something silly like that.
By my estimation, as we have very similar sites, he lost at least $ 300 during the downtime. An expensive lesson in server management.
Hacking: what a sorry waste of time, energy and talent. Hackers need serious therapy.