Guy Fawkes Day – hacktivists hit PayPal, Symantec, and more – dump personal info and system details

// November 5th, 2012 // Hacking and Security

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Hackers hit ImageShack, Symantec, PayPal, and other websites as Guy Fawkes day rolls in, dumping a pretty good haul of data.  In Symantec’s case, a complete database of hundreds of virus researchers personal information (phone numbers, email addresses, username, passwords) was dumped in a pastebin file that included details on system flaws the hackers found, dumps of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, content lists of web directories, etc.

The hackers claimed the exploit was conducted via a zero-day vulnerability in ZPanel.  In the case of ImageShack, they also claim that they have owned the ImageShack servers and routers for years.

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