Friday, September 11, 2009

Hacked: ING Belgium, Dexia and HSBC France Websites - -

Websites belonging to several large European banks, such as ING, Dexia and HSBC, have been hacked through SQL injection. These proof-of-concept attacks reveal poor security practices on behalf of institutions that people entrust with their life savings.

The security issues have been discovered by Romanian self-confessed grey hat hacker "Unu," who has received a fair amount of media attention this year due to the high-profile nature of his targets. Some of his recent discoveries include SQL injection vulnerabilities in websites belonging to the UK Parliament, Yahoo!, The Telegraph or Orange France.

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