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1 Million Accounts Leaked In Megahack On Banks, Websites

The Register – (International) 1 Million accounts leaked in megahack on banks, websites. Hacker collective Team GhostShell leaked a cache of more than 1 million user account records from 100 Web sites over the weekend of August 25, The Register reported. The group, which is affiliated with the hacktivist group Anonymous, claimed they broke into databases maintained by banks, U.S. government agencies, and consultancy firms to leak passwords and documents. Some of the pinched data included credit histories from banks among other files, many of which were lifted from content management systems. Some of the breached databases each contained more than 30,000 records. An analysis of the hacks by security firm Imperva revealed that most of the breaches were pulled off using SQL injection attacks.


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Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.