BitDefender Partner Site Hit by Hackers

February 11, 2009

Jeremy Kirk

Hackers elicited customer details from a Portuguese partner site associated with the security company BitDefender, the second intrusion in recent days targeting computer security companies.

The details are posted on, which publishes information on security problems but says it will notify Web site operators and not reveal sensitive data.

The hackers used a form of a SQL injection attack to reveal personal details and e-mail addresses. SQL injection, one of the most common types of attacks, involves inputting commands into Web-based forms or URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) in order to return data held in back-end databases.


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