Hackers Group steals information of million users from database of Cnet




The U.S. news site Cnet has become a victim of a Russian hacker group. The hackers know the user database information to steal, but say they have. No bad intentions They particularly want to generate attention to the safety of websites.

A vulnerability in the implementation of the Symfony framework , the hackers managed to get on the servers of Cnet, this weekend in reporting the news. The group then copied the database with user information. A spokesman with pseudonym w0rm , suggested Cnet via a Twitter message aware of the leak. In total, for information of more than one million users. Cnet has the leak been plugged.

The hackers claim to have no malicious intentions and want to increase with the announcement of the hack the security of the Internet. Cnet would have been chosen as a target because it is a large well-known website. The information in the database is encrypted and w0rm says the group does not intend to decrypt the information.

W0rm might have offered to sell the database for a bitcoin this could only be done by the hacker to hack generate more attention. The hackers claim before the websites of the BBC, Adobe and Bank of America have cracked to ask for the security of websites attention.

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