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Hackers use zero-day vulnerability to breach vBulletin support forum
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:45:57 +0000 (UTC)

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244109/Hackers_use_zero_day_vulnerability_to_breach_vBulletin_support_forum

By Lucian Constantin
IDG News Service
November 18, 2013

A group of hackers claim to have exploited an undocumented vulnerability in the vBulletin Internet forum software in order to break into the MacRumors.com and vBulletin.com forums.

On Friday, vBulletin Solutions, the company behind the vBulletin software, reset the passwords for all accounts on the vBulletin.com support forums after confirming that hackers broke into its systems and stole customer log-in credentials.

"Very recently, our security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of forum user information, possibly including your password," Wayne Luke, the technical support lead at vBulletin Solutions, said in a message posted on the forum. "Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems."

Luke advised users to choose a new password that they're not using on any other websites.

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