Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Hacker Fr0sty Fr0ze, who claims to be a 15-year-old PHP developer from France, recently hit a strikingly random pair of targets -- the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the American Choral Directors Association -- and published stolen data online.
From the American Choral Directors Association, the hacker published more than 600 user names, encrypted passwords and e-mail addresses.
From the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, the hacker published database information, including contact information for more than 50 professors, as well as what appears to be an admin user name and password in clear text.
The fact that a French teenager would publish data stolen from both the American Choral Directors Association and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan on the same day should make it about as clear as it can get that nobody's safe from these types of attacks.