The Anonymous attack on HBGary may have amused some who enjoyed the sight of a security firm left embarrassed and exposed, but it should send a shiver down the spine of any IT administrator responsible for securing their own company.
Because can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say a hack like the one against HBGary couldn’t happen at your organisation too?
As Ars Technica explains, a weakness in a third-party CMS product used by HBGary’s website allowed Anonymous hackers to steal passwords that employees used to update the webpages.
Unfortunately they were passwords that weren’t encrypted strongly enough, and were possible to crack with a rainbow-table based attack. Amongst those exposed were…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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