Latest Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) Entries

These are the lastest entries added by SpiderLabs to the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) Project.

WHID 2011-67: Hackers attack iTunes

Entry Title: WHID 2011-67: Hackers attack iTunes
WHID ID: 2011-67
Date Occurred: April 4, 2011
Attack Method: Brute Force
Application Weakness: Insufficient Anti-automation
Outcome: Fraud
Attacked Entity Field: Retail
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Incident Description: Hackers have taken control of the iTunes accounts of many users, using them to make fraudulent purchases.
Cyber criminals are able to crack the accounts by using brute force attacks, where an automated system tries thousands of popular passwords with each account name.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2039945/hackers-attack-itunes
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WHID 2011-66: Epsilon Data Breach

Entry Title: WHID 2011-66: Epsilon Data Breach
WHID ID: 2011-66
Date Occurred: April 4, 2011
Attack Method: SQL Injection
Application Weakness: Improper Input Handling
Outcome: Leakage of Information
Attacked Entity Field: Marketing
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Incident Description: Epsilon--the largest distributor of permission-based email in the world--revealed that millions of individual email addresses were exposed in an attack on its servers. While no other information was apparently compromised, security experts are warning users to brace for a tidal wave of more precise spear phishing attacks.
Mass Attack: No
Reference:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/224192/epsilon_data_breach_expect_a_surge_in_spear_phishing_attacks.html
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WHID 2011-65: Sony sites offline after Anonymous attack threats

Entry Title: WHID 2011-65: Sony sites offline after Anonymous attack threats
WHID ID: 2011-65
Date Occurred: April 6, 2011
Attack Method: Denial of Service
Application Weakness: Insufficient Anti-automation
Outcome: Downtime
Attacked Entity Field: Entertainment
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Incident Description: Several Sony Web sites were offline today only days after the Anonymous hacker group threatened to target the company over its lawsuit against PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20051482-245.html
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WHID 2011-64: Facebook Bully Video Actually a XSS Exploit

Entry Title: WHID 2011-64: Facebook Bully Video Actually a XSS Exploit
WHID ID: 2011-64
Date Occurred: April 7, 2011
Attack Method: Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Application Weakness: Insufficient Process Validation
Outcome: Worm
Attacked Entity Field: Web 2.0
Attacked Entity Geography: USA
Incident Description: A security researcher has identified a bully video as a malicious app exploiting yet another cross-site-scripting vulnerability on Facebook with a very sophisticated payload.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Facebook-Bully-Video-Actually-a-XSS-Exploit-121829/
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Attacked System Technology: Facebook
Entry Title: WHID 2011-63: LiveJournal under DDoS attack right now
WHID ID: 2011-63
Date Occurred: April 6, 2011
Attack Method: Denial of Service
Application Weakness: Insufficient Anti-automation
Outcome: Downtime
Attacked Entity Field: Blogs
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Incident Description: LiveJournal Russian blog platform again stopped working some 35-40 minutes ago. This is already the 3rd hack attack over the past two weeks.
Popular Russian blogger and SUP expert Roustem Adagamov tweeted that LiveJournal is under DDoS attack right now.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/it_telecom/news/66359/LiveJournal_under_DDoS_attack_right_now
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WHID 2011-62: Another Xbox Live director hacked!

Entry Title: WHID 2011-62: Another Xbox Live director hacked!
WHID ID: 2011-62
Date Occurred: April 6, 2011
Attack Method: Social Engineering
Application Weakness: Insufficient Process Validation
Outcome: Account Takeover
Attacked Entity Field: Entertainment
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Incident Description: A hacker known as "Predator" has been able to phish information from Xbox Live's Director of Policy and Enforcement, Stephen Toulouse (aka "Stepto"), gaining email and address information via his personal website server and was then able to alter the Chief's details online.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/xbox-live-director-hacked/
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