55,000 Social Security Numbers exposed in the security breach of VFW.org

The Veterans of Foreign Wars  recently began notifying their users that hackers hacked into VFW.org  and hackers were able to see their users personal information.

 

 

In February 2014 , Veterans of Foreign Wars bitterest was hacked by hackers and hackers planted a malicious code , when ever any visitor visited their website with vulnerable version of Internet Explorer , The user is infected. This attack is believed to be done from China.

After the investigation it shows that names ,  security numbers and other personal details of about 55,000 users have been leaked because of VFW.org security breach. The letter dated April 4 said that VFW got to know about the security breach on April 4.

“VFW has been informed that the purpose of the attack wasn’t identity theft, but rather to gain access to information regarding military plans or contracts”  says the letter.

Source: http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/55000-social-security-numbers-exposed.html#.VjKYMvmqqko

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