Hackers steal data of anti-DDoS service Staminus




It became American company Staminus is a victim of an Internet attack, in which customer data is captured and thus the services of the company for some time were not available. Among the data is user names and hashed passwords.

According Staminus-CEO Matt Mahvi there is now an ongoing investigation into the exact state of affairs in the attack. He confirmed that there was an intruder who had provided unauthorized access to the Staminus network. He adds that contact information and payment details are stolen in addition to user names and passwords of customers.

These data were a few hours after the failure of the Staminus services available on the Internet, as message security researcher Brian Krebs. The attackers had a message added to the data, entitled “Tips for running a security company. One of the tips was that it is unwise to use a single root password for all machines.

Also mentioned that credit card information is better not to be stored in plain text. Ars Technica gives however none have found such payment details in the leaked data. Krebs notes that it is not rare that anti-DDoS service are the target of attacks because they often unpopular clients. Staminus also has under him that kind of customers, including the Ku Klux Klan.

The security Staminus is based in California and also offers next DDoS protection hosting services. The website of the company at the time of writing not yet available.


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