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Moose battling for top hacking position

December 21st, 2010 | Small Business | No Comments »

Well not really, but the recent hacking of Gwaker and Silverpop Systems Inc sure reminds me of moose battling for leader of the herd.  Apparently two different groups of hackers hacked both companies. According to this, the attention given to the attention to the hacking of Wkileaks has started a competition to see who’s the best hacker.  The hackers who hacked Silverpop, stole email addresses and may start spamming the inboxes of the stolen addresses.  Apparently one of Silverpop’s clients was DeviantArt. That’s not good. I post my artwork on that site! According to DeviantArt’s statement(here), they have stopped hosting information on Silverpop servers.  Funny, I don’t remember them sending me an email about this….But, that’s not really worrisome.  What’s worrisome is that the hackers may have gotten McDonalds customer’s postal addresses and their telephone numbers.  Wallgreens customers also had their email addresses stolen. Those customers may get emails asking for sensitive information from people claiming to be from another company or Wallgreens itself. Luckily no personal or medical information was stolen.  So who’s the top hacker? The article didn’t say, but I think it wasn’t any of these folks would be the top hacker. Although it does make me wonder about the companies security….

Who do you think should be the top hacker and what can we do to stop them?

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