Remember the hacking buzz about a month ago??
|Anonymous, the group that hack major companies in Malaysia not long ago|
Well, on Friday (22nd July), the people from Nuffnang discovered an illegal and unauthorised intrusion into their network, which was the latest in a series of hacking incidents by a group of individuals who also claim to have targeted Streamyx, CIMB, TV3 and the several other local websites previously. In Nuffnang's case, the hackers claimed to have downloaded a portion of their blogger account information and published the emails of some 30,000 Nuffnang accounts.
So they fixed the breach already. They also stated some key concerns of the bloggers of Nuffnang that we may have :
1. Password is safe.
As part of the existing security measures, all user passwords in their database have always been protected with one-way encryption. They till encourage Nuffnangers to change their password (especially if we use the same password for other sites) as a precautionary measure in case the hackers are able to get past the encryption.
2. Blog earnings and payment records are not affected.
Current earnings and payment history for all users are safe and were not compromised in any way.
3. Loading of blogs serving Nuffnang ads is not affected.
At 1.00 am last night, their Tech team took down the website for maintenance and for a few hours, ads were not served. This morning though, everything is up and running again and back to normal. All blogs serving Nuffnang ads loaded as usual and were not affected by the breach.
As a result of this breach, Nuffnang will further upgrade their security cos from what they understand, that was the intention of the hackers..Not to create a ruckus but to point out some weak spots in their system. Damn I hope their right about that @.@
Well..My bed's calling me :-O
See you guys on the flip side!!