It seems as if cyberattacks are becoming more and more prevalent. Hackers are no longer focusing solely on small businesses, but targeting large corporations too. From LinkedIn and eHarmony to WHMCS, online businesses have been losing battles left and right in the elusive Cyber War. Here is a recap of some of the most notable cyberattacks in the last two months.
From LinkedIn to LeakedIn
Earlier this month, social networking website LinkedIn suffered a massive cyberattack. Hackers stole a file that contained more than six million hashed passwords, and several hundred thousand passwords were revealed. But it didn't end there for these hackers . . .
A Very Inharmonious eHarmony Hack
Hours after the LinkedIn cyberattack, online dating website eHarmony announced that it suffered a pretty hefty security breach too. Hackers--who authorities believe to be the same behind the LinkedIn attack--stole another 1.5 million user passwords.
UGNazi Blitzkrieged WHMCS
At the end of May, hacktivist group UGNazi took responsibility for breaking into WHMCS's network. WHMCS provides client management solutions for online businesses. The cyberattack consisted of UGNazi stealing 1.7 gigabytes of data--including 500,000 user names, passwords, IP addresses, and credit card details. The hacktivist group also leaked WHMCS's encryption key, which put the credit card details at risk.
Global Payments Security Breach Update
Back in April, we published a blog post about fighting credit card fraud. In this post, we talked about the massive cyberattack on fellow payment processor Global Payments--and how the hackers stole 1.5 million credit card numbers in North America. Well, to our dismay, we recently heard news that is even more unfortunate. During the same security breach, the hackers stole information off of Global Payments' merchant account applications.
Instabill on the Prowl
We take network security very seriously here at Instabill. As an international payment service provider, we have a duty to protect our merchants' information, their customers' information, and all of our partners' information.
With a zero tolerance policy for fraud, scams, and cyberattacks, we immediately report any and all instances to the appropriate authorities--and we highly recommend that you do too. Government agencies may not be able to prevent an attack that has already happened, but reporting every occurrence is equally important in fighting the Cyber War.