Wednesday, 16 July 2014 06:28
In the latest Hacker strike, Russian hacking group 'WOrm" recently compromised the CNET user database and stole over 1 Million user accounts, email adddresses, usernames and more. Unfortunately, the user information has already been sold. It brough one single Bitcoin - or about $622 curently. That means that while Facebook thinks their users are worth well over $20 each, it takes 16 CNET users to add up to $0.01. Ouch.
It definitely can feel like a slap in the face to an organization to be hacked, but in reality, most of the time in circumstances like this it's actually a good thing," Hansen said. "W0rm was careful not to give the full path to the actual exploit, and informed the general public that the compromise occurred.