The biggest security snafus of 2013 (so far)

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 04, 2013 04:01 am PST

Late last December ended with a hacker leaking data on 300,000 Verizon FIOS customers which was apparently stolen via a third-party partner of Verizon. And now, the middle of 2013 ends with Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), leaking secrets about NSA spying, including that Verizon, along other U.S. telecom companies, gives customer phone records to the NSA. It’s been a busy six months for security chills and spills, and here’s our semi-annual update on the “biggest security snafus so far” this year.


– Hacker group NullCrew brazenly broke into the Department of Homeland Security website through a section advising foreigners about studying at American schools, and dumped internal DHS information onto a public Pastebin page.