August 20, 2017

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Security Firm discovers database selling stolen credentials

Security Firm discovers database selling stolen credentials

Security firm Finjan has discovered that thousands of FTP login names and passwords, some from Fortune 500 companies, are being sold online. Prices for the login information vary according to the company’s Google page rank, according to an expert at the security firm.
Those who seek to purchase the FTP information can also select by the country in which the servers are located. Once purchased, the login information can be used to launch malicious code “with just a few clicks.”
Finjan declined to release any information about the companies it feels may have been compromised in this scheme for legal reasons. However, the CTO for the firm did disclose that many of the logins are associated with some of the most heavily visited sites on the Internet.

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