Verticalscope Hacked

VerticalScope is an Internet media organization that gives scope and examination to technology, car, and games vertical markets.

The web forum consists of 45 million user accounts and the hack occurred the second time in two years according to the report by kerbs on Security.

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How does the Breach Happen

Hackers planted webshell to gain remote access to upload, delete or dump database such as usernames, passwords, email addresses associated with accounts.

The intruders obfuscated certain details in the screenshots that gave away exactly where the Web shells were hidden on Verticalscope.com, but that they forgot to blur out a few critical details — allowing him to locate at least two backdoors on Veriticalscope’s Web site.Holden said to krebsonsecurity.

VerticalScope data breach affected its top websites Jeepforum.com, Toyotanation.com and watchuseek.com.

“The intrusion granted access to each individual website files,” reads a statement shared by Verticalscope. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed the file manager, expired all passwords on the 6 websites in question, added the malicious file pattern and attack vector to our detection tools, and taken additional steps to lock down access.” Company Statement according to kerbs.

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Passwords are the basic way to keep our data secure, easy to guess passwords and re-use of the password will increase the risk of being compromised.

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