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4chan hacked, attacker mainly targeted moderator accounts

2014/04/30

Softpedia - (International) The founder of 4chan stated April 30 that the popular bulletin board site was breached by attackers who leveraged a software vulnerability to gain administrator functions and steal moderator account names and credentials. The vulnerability used by the attackers was patched once 4chan became aware of it.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/4chan-Hacked-Attacker-Mainly-Targeted-Moderator-Accounts-439939.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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