Hackers Breach Sites of Foreign Policy and Human Rights Groups
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 16/05/2012 16:01
In recent weeks, hackers have breached Web sites belonging to several foreign policy and human rights groups, including Amnesty International and the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, a nonprofit organization based in Israel that researches terrorism issues.
Hackers infiltrated the sites using two well-known security vulnerabilities, one in Adobe Flash and another in Java software, according to a blog post by security researchers at the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks cyber threats. The Flash loophole was used predominantly against Windows users and the Java vulnerability against Macintosh users.