Security Breach Strikes Maplesoft
One major supplier of largely sophisticated application tools, Maplesoft lately reported that its administrative data suffered a security infringement, thus published siliconangle.com dated July 19, 2012.
The software company explained that unknown hackers infiltrated its database on July 17, 2012 and stole clients' e-mail ids, their complete names as well as organizations' names. Using that information, the intruders soon began dispatching fake e-mails to clients supposedly from Maplesoft. Those e-mails, crafted very well in English, used the first names of the clients while addressing them, and reportedly, directed them for loading a so-called security update which apparently would benefit Maplesoft's products.
Occasionally, there was a direct attachment to the spam mail, containing the fake security patch in a zipped file folder that was password-protected, and easily bypassed virus-scanners. Inside that archive dwelled one executable file named MapleFix.exe, which apparently was a Trojan Zeus sample. Next day, the hackers used a different strategy attempting at enticing the e-mail recipients into visiting one website harboring malware. To get that done, the scammers seemingly acquired a domain named maple-soft.com that was merely varied from the original maplesoft.com domain name with respect to the included hyphen.
Maplesoft, on learning about the security infringement, immediately posted an alert on its authorized Internet site.
The company's CEO Jim Cooper stated that for Maplesoft, its clients' security as also that of the personal details of its contacts were of utmost importance. The company's experts were presently informing each-and-every person whose information might've gotten hijacked. Simultaneously, the computer systems had been shutdown for blocking anymore unauthorized access, while Maplesoft's security rules as also processes were being reviewed so the incident didn't occur again, Cooper continued. Deskeng.com reported this on July 19, 2012.
To clients Cooper assured that the security breach hadn't affected any financial data with Maplesoft and it continued to be secure.
Elsewhere Cooper added that his organization was deeply sorry for whatever anxiety/inconvenience the situation might result for its clients and contacts, as per maplesoft.com published on July 19, 2012.
Meanwhile, Maplesoft mentioned about one webpage namely www.maplesoft.com/security for anybody to check the latest news associated with the breach.
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