GhostShell Haunts Websites With SQL Injection

By | August 29, 2012

Source: Dark Reading

by Kelly Jackson Higgins

In this article “A hacker gang claims to have leaked more than a million user accounts from some 100 websites worldwide, and its weapon of choice appears to mainly be good ol’ SQL injection.

The GhostShell gang on Saturday posted online what it claims are accounts and records from various financial services, consulting firms, academia, law enforcement, and the CIA. “Team GhostShell’s final form of protest this summer against the banks, politicians and for all the fallen hackers this year,” the post said in part. “One million accounts/records leaked. We are also letting everyone know that more releases, collaborations with Anonymous and other, plus two more projects are still scheduled for this fall and winter. It’s only the beginning.”

Researchers at Imperva say the attackers appear to have employed mostly SQL injection, but also exploited weak passwords and vulnerable content management systems. The attackers used the popular SQLmap tool, and some of the hacked databases included more than 30,000 records.”

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