Update: More details emerge on Geekface breach
Earlier this week, I blogged about a breach involving Geekface.
More details are now available, as they were provided to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. In its notification to the state, George Ryan, CEO, writes:
Our server was breached on the 5th by someone with a Chinese IP, the main focus of the attacker appears to have been to redirect specific pages on our site to a competing site based overseas, which I assume is their site. During the time they were in the server they attempted to download about 3500 files, most of which were not important, but one of the ones they did successfully download was a database backup from 2010 that contained the information referenced in the notice. Steps have been taken to ensure this does not happen again, and any personal information is now kept off the server.