A computer hacker gained access to private files at Acxiom Corp., one of the world's largest consumer database companies, and was able to download sensitive information about some customers of the company's clients, the company said Thursday.
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a vulnerability that can allow script code within an HTML document to run an embedded executable file. Since the file is an HTML file, Internet Explorer will open and parse the file. When the script that points back to the embedded executable is parsed, the embedded executable will run on the client system in the security context of Internet Explorer.
There have been reports that some users may not be able to reproduce this vulnerability. When more information becomes available, this record will be updated.
On a steamy summer day, the 16-story apartment building in the borough of Queens hardly looks like a place where Secret Service agents would show up with a search warrant, and later for an arrest.
Women trudge from the bustling markets just two blocks away, children and bags in tow; elderly couples sun themselves on park benches. Nothing about the quiet, neatly kept grounds suggests a crime scene.
The biggest ever cyber-crime involved the theft of more than a million credit card numbers from online banks and retailers across 20 countries.
According to the FBI, the thieves were able to seize the details in spite of firewalls and other security tools in use at all 40 sites involved.
The immediate reaction to the heist was to ask how hackers bypassed the expensive security software. The answer was that they didn't have to.
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