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Cyber-Attacker Dumps Logins for 20,000 Customers, U.S. Employees

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August 24, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via eWeek

A solo attacker has hacked into an events management company and obtained sensitive information belonging to 20,000 individuals, many of whom were United States government employees or contractors.

The cyber-attacker posted an Excel spreadsheet containing login credentials and personal information for 20,000 people obtained from allianceforbiz.com, according to a blog post signed by “Thehacker12” on Aug. 22. Allianceforbiz.com is a professional trade show management company that manages conferences, meetings and trade shows for customers, according to the company Website.

The list has been made public on Pastebin and Mediafire and a message posted on Twitter: “20,000 email-passwords had been leaked consisting mostly of US Mill Army, Govern. & corporate giants.”

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