Forum of a company developing anti-virus products hacked
“Comodo” positions itself as a world leader in cybersecurity solutions, but they could not protect their forum. , where the list of hacker services was located.
The fact is that in the engine “vBulletin” that was used on the “Comodo” forum, the vulnerability has been present for more than 3 years. And it became known on the Internet a week before the hack.
In addition to redirecting to another site, the attackers stole some of the data of 170+ thousand users.
This includes logins, email, last recorded IP address, linked profiles on social networks, encrypted passwords using the MD5
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The merged base is already sold on the relevant resources, so the administration of “Comodo” recommends users to change their passwords on the forum as a matter of urgency.