Mucking with a website is a pain in the ass for webmasters, and doxing someone can cause them all sorts of headaches, but overall they’re not the worst things that can happen to you on the internet. The sh*t really starts hitting the fan when hackers get a hold of your data. Especially when that data includes customer information and credit card numbers. That’s exactly what may have happened today as hackers continue to take Dana White up on his dare to hack his site again:
An infamous hacker with the handle ‘S3rver.exe’ hacked and defaced the web pages of both UFC.com and UFC.tv
Having previously breached the online security defences of Sony Pictures and played havoc with their website, S3rver.exe apparently did not find it particularly taxing to break through the digital walls of the UFC domains.
“I hacked those 2 sites this morning. One of them has 60+ vulnerabilities and ufc.tv has XSS, BlindSQL Injection and other vulnerabilities,” he told SoftPedia. The ‘SQL Injection’ is noteworthy as it is considered a rudimentary form of hacking and if that method was available, it means that the UFC site has at least some poorly-written code and could be exploited by hackers with fairly basic levels of skill.
Last week’s hack on the UFC site apparently did not involve any data stored on the site, such as credit card details of customers who had purchased from the UFC webshop. But the hacker responsible for the latest invasion has specifically stated that he has accessed and copied such data from the site. He says he will post the data to the torrent site PirateBay if there is further provocation from White.
Here’s hoping Dana White doesn’t think this is a bluff. Over Christmas Anonymous hacked a security company and used the credit card info they found to donate tens of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations. Pretty funny when it’s not your money, I’m sure. No word yet on who has to worry about their info being compromised, but if you’ve bought a stream off UFC.com or through their vault I’d recommend changing your passwords and keeping a close eye on credit card purchases.