Unu Cracks a Wall Street Journal Conference Site, Not WSJ.com

Friday, December 04, 2009

Daniel Kennedy

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Unu, the security researcher from Bucharest Romania known for performing unsolicited penetration tests on brand name web sites with a concentration in SQL Injection is at it again, this time with a claim that he cracked WSJ Online. Per Unu: “Traffic Rank 88 in U.S., by Alexa ‘WSJ online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the U.S. and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed analysis” …and a big SQL Injection’”. Unu did identify a Wall Street Journal branded web site that is vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks. But the site is not WSJ.com, is not on the same servers WSJ.com is on, is not a site hosted by Dow Jones-Teleratel but rather a conference site hosted by a WSJ vendor called MAP Digital, Inc.. The extent of the sensitive data breached appears from the screenshots to be the e-mail address and phone information for reporters associated with the 2009 CEO Council event that happened November 16th and 17th in Washington D.C..

More: Praetorian Prefect.com

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