Researchers at Imperva have discovered administrative access to numerous military, government and education Websites being advertised on an underground hacker forum.
The owners of the sites have all been notified of the situation, Imperva told eWEEK. Among them are sites belonging to the Department of Defense PharmacoEconomic Center, the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the state of Utah. In some cases, full administrative access to the sites was offered; in others, it was access to databases.
The price of the information varied. Administrative access for the Utah site was $99, while access to the United States Army’s CECOM (Communications Electronic Command) site was $499. In addition, e-mail addresses from the hacked sites were also for sale.