Sunday, July 26, 2009

Web Services Provider's Accounts Hacked

WASHINGTON (CBS4) ―
Network Solutions, a web services provider, announced on Friday that hackers broke into the company's servers and stole information on over half a million debit and credit card accounts, according to the Washington Post. The account information was stolen over the last three months.

The company, based out of Virginia, found the attacks in early June as hackers accessed servers that provide e-commerce services to around 4,343 small to mid-size online stores. That number translates to about half of Network Solutions customer base, the Post reported.

The hacker would leave malicious code that would spy on and record personal and financial information for users of stores hosted on the servers. The company said it's working with federal authorities to find the cause and source of the hack.

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