Compoundsemiconductor.net Breached By @st0rmyw0rm, Credentials Leaked

compound-semiconductors_frontpage_cwn Hacker st0rmyw0rm has just announced another leak of data this time coming from a well known and used website named compoundsemiconductor.net

Compound Semiconductor has been the leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the worldwide Compound Semiconductor industry since 1995.

The site is owned by Angel Business Communications which was first established in 1981.

Angel Business Communications was established in 1981 and is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media, conference, awards and exhibition organiser.

The leaked data has been announced from the hackers twitter account and posted to anonpaste.metwitterst0rmyw0rmcs Breached data includes 4610 with only 8 duplicates and the format of the leak is very shocking as it uses the similar, first and last name for user names, email addresses and a very common preset password "cspassword" which are stored in clear text. The leak also contains two administrator accounts which also have clear text passwords of "Scotty" which would suffer to a simple brute force attack within minutes. Looking at some of the email addresses it appears many different corporations, agency's, education and other event  businesses have registered with this site. The hackers have also provided proof that the attack on this site was very easy, first using a simple SQI to gain access to the sites database then later on figuring out the administrator page was insecure as well. adminpagefail The leak also contains a full list of IP addresses that have been logged by the system. Using preset passwords is a thing of the past and should not be practiced anymore but we still see leaks coming out from breaches that prove that systems are still using these. These systems need to be updated and made more secure as well as implementing better or even encryption methods for stored passwords and some extra security on the administrator side of things.

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Information Security Data Analyst, Investigative Journalist, Technology Lover, Mechanic.

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Compoundsemiconductor.net Breached By @st0rmyw0rm, Credentials Leaked
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