Kaspersky website hacked

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Kaspersky website hacked

A blogger has breached security vendor Kaspersky’s website using a simple SQL (structured query language) injection.

A blogger has breached security vendor Kaspersky's website using a simple SQL (structured query language) injection.

In a blog post featuring screenshots to substantiate the claims, 'unu' claims to have gained access to a database containing "users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop, etc."

"Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the security and antivirus market. It seems as though they are not able to secure their own data bases," the blogger wrote.

The hack was achieved with a simple modification of the URL, 'unu' claimed.

"Alter one of the parameters and you have access to EVERYTHING", the post said.

Kaspersky have since released a statement, saying: "On Saturday, February 7, 2009, a vulnerability was detected on a subsection of the usa.kaspersky.com domain when a hacker attempted an attack on the site. The site was only vulnerable for a very brief period, and upon detection of the vulnerability we immediately took action to roll back the subsection of the site and the vulnerability was eliminated within 30 minutes of detection. The vulnerability wasn't critical and no data was compromised from the site".

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