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Seriously? Hackers Attack National Cancer Institute Website

by Todd Haselton | October 31, 2012October 31, 2012 1:30 pm PST

Anonymous hacking group LulzSecEurope today has taken responsibility for hacking the website of the National Cancer Institute. Disgusting.

“The information appears to be database configuration data for a “CSM UPT Super Admin Application,” Identity Finder said. “The database is essentially a set of instructions on setting up a new database system by drawing from an existing database. The data dump contains insight into some of┬ácancer.gov’s internal network, but contains no personal or patient identifying information. As of now, there is no evidence that critical information or systems have been compromised.”

LulzSec made headlines earlier this year after attacking several high profile government agencies and websites. While we always condemn destruction through hacking, it’s saddening to think there are humans that get their kicks from attacking a cancer website. I thought twice about even giving the hackers press, but I’m more concerned that our readers know that the attack did not leak any personal information.

[via Identity Finder]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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