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www.tiscali.co.uk was hacked

According to information freely available, the website www.tiscali.co.uk has been hacked.

Primary Method: SQL Injection

Hazard to Humanity: Low

Date: March 15, 2009

Although hundreds of thousands of people login to this website, unless they’re using the same username and password for this site that they do for all their online activity; banking, bill paying, ebay, etc., then the actual risk is low. We gave this one a Low rating because it isn’t a site with financial information, but it is a very popular website.

Remediation and Preventative Measures: Properly sanitizing all data prior to inserting into database

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www.telegraph.co.uk hacked

According to reports, the website for The Telegraph was hacked.

Primary Method: SQL Injection

Hazard to Humanity: Very Low

Date: March 6, 2009

Actually the site was: search.property.telegraph.co.uk and only the usernames and passwords of people who login to the site were exposed. As always, often times people use the same username and password for a variety of logins so an incident like this could grow bigger than just having someone post comments using a “hacked” username and password.

Remediation and Preventative Measures: Same as for all SQLi attacks – properly sanitizing all data submitted to a SQL database.