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ashampoo.com data theft

pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

ashampoo.com data theft

just got the following e-mail
Dear Ashampoo customer,
We are writing to you concerning an important issue. We regret to tell you that we also detected an unauthorized access to one of our server systems. We assume that the attackers were able to purloin data of customers. Sensitive data such as billing information etc. is not affected by this, because Ashampoo does not store this data.
We summarized all pieces of information concerning this incident for you and would like you to read the following website: http://www.ashampoo.com/datatheft
Yours sincerely,
The Ashampoo-Team
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: ashampoo.com data theft

just had a look at the link, it has some useful info in it
Also included are two sample PDF's that have sample hidden Virii to test you anti virus
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Re: ashampoo.com data theft

A slight correction - they aren't infected files but VirusTotal reports on the files and these are the latest versions
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=7b6b268cbca9d421aabba5f08533d3dcaba50e0f7887b07ef...
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=737870d63386078cfc89459e4628ba8a0bf0cbb024019e660...
and guess what - although you won't be surprised - McAfee doesn't detect either of them
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Re: ashampoo.com data theft

McAfee is useless anyway. I'd never let that tripe touch another hard drive in my life. The number of times it has caused me to reinstall entire operating systems over the years is a joke.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: ashampoo.com data theft

I've had two such emails.
I don't seem to have had any major increase in the amount of spam over the last couple of days - maybe an extra 10 or so.

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