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August 7, 2014 2:54 by



Russian gang CyberVor targets one billion passwords across the globe. Was yours one of them?

A staggering 420,000 websites were hijacked and 1.2 billion passwords across numerous platforms have been jeopardised by CyberVor.

The gang goes beyond the usual hacker tricks of sending spam and spreading malware, instead it monitors a compromised host’s activity to find weak spots vulnerable to Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks, the most common way of compromising web-facing systems. Put simply, they can gain access to credit card details and passwords to all kinds of online accounts, including banking, academic records and social security.

The group’s name, which literally translates into cyber thief (in Russian), was given to them by US research company Hold Security, which is closely following events.

A representative from Hold Security says: “The CyberVors did not differentiate between small or large sites. They didn’t just target large companies; instead, they targeted every site that their victims visited. With hundreds of thousands of sites affected, the list includes many leaders in virtually all industries across the world, as well as a multitude of small or even personal websites.”

This breach puts what IT industry experts have been preaching all year into perspective, “stay secure”.

Click here for Kippreport’s ESSENTIAL tips on how to keep your data safe and secure.



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