Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
ClixSense site has been breached by hackers!
Real names, usernames, cleartext passwords, email addresses and also IP addresses for roughly 2.2 million people has been dumped online. This was after the cash-for-surveys site ClixSense was breached, also there is a further alleged 4.4 million up for sale.
ClixSense have disclosed the breach to the people that use their website, they have said that hackers compromised servers for a short period of time. They have taken copies of all the user tables, they have also set all the payment accounts to zero. Furthermore, they have deleted posts and changed usernames to ‘hacked account’. The hackers managed to gain access through an old server that was no longer in use, however it still had a connection to the database.
ITWiser offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help prevent situations like this occurring. We offer services such as internal security audits and external security audits, these audits are designed to spot vulnerabilities. We also offer hardware firewall solutions and many more, for more information please get in touch today to find out more.