WebHosting Talk User Data Hacked

Liam Eagle reports:

Internet media company iNet Interactive (www.inetinteractive.com) posted an update to the circumstances surrounding the attack suffered by the Web Hosting Talk message board March 21, saying that some user credit card data was compromised in the attack and has been posted publicly by the attacker.

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According to the post, the attacker is in possession of files containing user names, email addresses and hashed passwords, which, according to the poster would be extremely difficult to decrypt. No credit card or PayPal information was compromised.

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Updated 4-8-09 here after it was reported that credit card data were acquired.

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  1. card_demon - April 8, 2009

    There is active discussion of this bad week for Troy Augustine and his team at webmasterworld:

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/ecommerce/3887580.htm

    And we can summize all because webhosting talk exposed some bad actions of certain payment services.

    Hacker and carder scum!

  2. iNET Team - April 10, 2009

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m from the Web Hosting Talk/iNET Interactive team and wanted to let all of you know the best place to get updates on the current events happening at Web Hosting Talk. We’re working hard to resolve current issues and want to make sure everyone is informed of the latest updates and happenings.

    To get the latest information and updates, visit the following threads at Web Hosting Talk:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/announcement.php?f=31&a=134
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=852943

    Thanks!

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