The security flaws in Social Security numbers have been known for some time, but what was theory has been proven to be fact as researchers at Carnegie Mellon. However, it's unclear if the company could've done anything to prevent the recent security breaches, though. Aside from the fact that the GoP claimed to.
Hackers Used Google to Steal Social Security Numbers from 4. Yalies. Hackers accessed personal information from 4. Yale University all through Google. It's called dorking. Specifically, Google dorking.
And it's scary easy what you can do. Thieves found an unprotected FTP server containing the names and social security numbers of the 4. Google's FTP search function. Mike Lloyd, chief scientist at Red. Seal a security firm, thinks that by having Google around, hackers don't even have to be that creative: "Most victims are targets of opportunity.
Chances are that anyone who got the data from Yale wasn't looking for Yale."I thought I was good at the Google but these Google 'dorks' are even better. They've set up a whole database (which can be found here) that can be used to get started. As awesome and indispensable as Google has been to our lives, they need to patch up these holes pronto. USA Today, Image Credit: Shutterstock].
Hackers Steal Millions Of Social Security Numbers From Health Insurance Company, Anthem Inc. Anthem Inc, the nation’s second- largest health insurance company, says hackers stole tens of millions of Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and names from a database that contains personal information of 8.
Related ~ Will there be More Stimulus Checks, Social Security Payments and Tax Credits in 2010, 2011 ~ Are you using these 10 online financial security measures? Anthem Inc, the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, says hackers stole tens of millions of Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and names. The largest government hack in history is even larger than officials have admitted, with some sources saying every single federal employee had personal information. To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS STOLEN IN ANTHEM HACK 'Anthem Inc.
Anthem says it's unsure how many records were stolen in the hack, which it discovered last week. A company spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that it did not appear that medical data or financial information, like credit cards or bank account numbers, were taken. Anthem offers plans such as Blue Cross Blue Shield to about 3.
New York and California. The company told the Journal that the data had not yet appeared on the black market, but it did not yet know how hackers were able to access its database. The company said, in a statement, that it was reaching out to each employee and customer whose data was stored in the affected database by mail, and will offer them a free credit- monitoring service. It has also set up a website providing information about the attack. The FBI, along with cybersecurity firm Mandiant, is investigating the hacking attack.
Anthem discovered the security breach last week when an employee noticed someone was searching a database using his credentials. Investigators tracked the data to a cloud service outside of the company, where they were able to lock it down, Anthem says, although it doesn’t know if hackers had already copied the data or moved it elsewhere."I want to personally apologize to each of you for what has happened, as I know you expect us to protect your information," CEO Joseph Swedish said in a statement to those affected by the hack. We will continue to do everything in our power to make our systems and security processes better and more secure, and hope that we can earn back your trust and confidence in Anthem."The attack was the latest in a series of large- scale hacks targeting big companies like Home Depot, Experian, Adobe and e.
Bay. The federal government’s Healthcare.
Hackers Used Google to Steal Social Security Numbers from 43,000 Yalies. Casey Chan. 8/24/11 10:21am. Filed to: Hacking. Hacks; Google; Googledorking.
Much of the data leaked from Sony hack was stored in Microsoft Excel files without password protection. The security breach suffered by Sony Pictures.