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Consumer NZ Website Encounters Hack

According to a news released by Website Consumer NZ, it is asking other site operators to be vigilant, especially those using SQL databases. The warning comes after Consumer NZ was compromised during the July 5-6, 2008 weekend.

According to the company, on late night of Saturday, July 5, 2008, its site was attacked with an SQL injection, which crept as an automated virus that contacted visitors with a Trojan.

The company further reported that the attack was discovered for the first time when a member employee examined the Website at 4pm on July 6, 2008. To stop further fallacies, he at once shut down the site.

Following the site going offline, Consumer NZ conducted a detailed audit using the services of a security consultant working independently. The audit detected a ...

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