If one of the biggest security companies on the web, Panda, can be hacked by AntiSec then just how secure are other sites on the web?
Not very would be my guess.
A couple of days ago Panda Security caught the attention of hacking group AntiSec who claimed they were retaliating against the Spanish firm because of their alleged links to law enforcement agencies working against LulzSec leader Sabu.
The hackers defaced many Panda web sites with the following message:
“Yeah yeah, we know, Sabu snitched on us. As usually happens FBI menaced him to take his sons away. We understand, but we were your family too. (Remember what you liked to say?)
“It’s sad and we can’t imagine how it feels having to look at the mirror each morning and see there the guy who shopped their friends to police.”
The following web sites were hacked as part of the attack:
Fortunately, the server hosting these sites was outside of Panda’s internal network which means that no customer data was accessed and no source code was stolen. Thats good news for those of you who are using Panda Antivirus, Internet Security or Cloud Antivirus products.
But, considering the issues Norton had recently with source code, does it show that those who are here to protect us on the web are just as vulnerable as we are?
If they are, thats quite worrying don’t you think?