Details of 18000 Faithless fans have been stolen in a website hack

Patrick Hinton reports:

18,000 Faithless fans have had their personal details stolen after the dance group’s website was subject to a cyber-attack from hackers.

The site’s defences were breached after a piece of malware was uploaded using a technique called an SQL injection, and now the illegally acquired data, including users’ personal e-mail addresses and passwords, is now being sold on the Dark Web.

Security firm CyberInt spotted the hacking activity last September, but only confirmed the attack at the start of this week.

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What really stinks about this one is that when CyberInt spotted the data up for sale last year, they notified Faithless, but the site’s users weren’t notified that their data was up for sale.

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