Hacking NASDAQ

It seems that five men fro Russia and the Ukraine have pulled off the biggest hack yet:

‘The case, brought by US attorneys in Manhattan and New Jersey, is the largest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the US, Department of Justice officials said. From 2005 to 2012, the four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian penetrated the private networks of the Nasdaq stock exchange, Citibank, PNC Bank, Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven, JCPenney, Hannaford Brothers, and others, prosecutors alleged in indictments unsealed Thursday morning. The hacking gang traded text strings that exploited SQL-injection vulnerabilities in the victim companies’ websites to obtain login credentials and other sensitive data, then installed malware that gave them persistent backdoor access to the networks.’

Read the full article at arsTechnica here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/07/nasdaq-is-owned-five-men-charged-in-largest-financial-hack-ever/

(Apologies – for some reason, the post crashes when I try to embed the link…or put on tags…or just about anything:  still having internet connectivity problems.)

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