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Network Solution security breach affects over 500k

Transactions sent offsite to malicous server

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 28, 2009 3:05 am

Ok this one is important news and something to concern all of us. Network solutions put out a warning today to some 4,000 merchants that some (if not all) of the transactions made through NS' servers may have been sent out to a third party malicious server.


In effect something like 600,000 people's credit card information has been compromised.


The breech took place between March 12th and June 8th, yet it is only mow being brought to light and the merchants and public warned about this.


Around June 8th the malicious code was found that was redirecting transactions while they were in progress, this completely bypassed the encrypted storage setup to maintain customer data. After all the data was sent before it hit the storage everything about the transaction was compromised, credit card number, name billing address anything entered at the time of sale.


Network Solutions has stated that they have informed the authorities and is paying Trans-Union to contact and monitor affected customers' credit for one year. As of the time of writing there is no evidence that the information has been used.


Network Solution security breach affects over 500,000


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