Gawker’s Astounding Arrogance and Security Breach

Forbes has an interesting writeup about the recent hacking of Gawker and other sites. What’s really astounding about this stuff is just the level of arrogance shown by top level people at Gawker regarding security and their user’s data. The user data breach alone is bad, but it sounds like the hackers got in to all sorts of internal Gawker stuff.

[…] analysis of the file released by the crackers themselves indicates that the breach extends to employees of Gawker, includes credentials for internal systems (Google applications, collaboration tools) used at the company, includes a leak of Gawker’s custom source code, includes credentials of Gawker employees for other web sites, includes FTP credentials for other web sites Gawker has worked with, includes access to Gawker’s statistics web site, and includes the e-mails of a number of the users who left comments at Gawker as well as users of lifehacker.com, kotaku.com, and gizmodo.com. Forbes.com

Bad news. Even worse, the evidence seems clear that this attack was going on for quite some time. Lots of fishy things were happening and nobody at Gawker was able to put two and two together. You’d hope that a business as big as Gawker would have their shit together.

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