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Pakistani hacker claims HP systems attack

Jaikumar Vijayan | June 17, 2011
HexCoder claims to have broken into HP FTP server and accessed 9GB of data; HP says its probing the claim.

The attacks on the IMF for instance, came just weeks after ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested on sexual abuse charges. The HP attacks come just days after the company announced an executive realignment.

What has been especially discomfiting for many of the victims is the fact that the breaks-in often have resulted from embarrassingly low-tech methods that showed fundamental security lapses.


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