More than 130,000 of Finland residents login and passwords got compromised by hackers recently. This hack was performed on a website looked after by The New Business Center located in Helsinki.
This website manages business plans and provides advice to entrepreneurs . This is being called the third largest data breach in the country and has set off several alarms.
Which Website Was Hacked And How Were The Accounts Compromised?
The website that held login credentials of many Finland residents was liiketoimintasuunnitelma.com.
It is believed that it was very easy to hack the website because usernames and passwords were stored in plain-text without any security measure. This made it easy for hackers to not only hack the site but also get access to the login details.
What Steps Were Taken?
The website was taken down soon after the hack and all the users were advised to change their credentials.
The homepage showed this message to the visitors:
The company also ensure that no sensitive information was leaked because detailed information of users is stored on a different server, which did not fall victim to the attack.
The hackers are still at large and concerned authorities are looking into the matter and searching for the hackers responsible for this act.
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