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Hackers Impersonate Web Billing Firm’s Staff To Spill 500,000 Users’ Passwords And Credit Cards

British Web billing firm WHMCS is reeling from an attack that spilled its user accounts, deleted reams of data, temporarily took its site offline, and hijacked its Twitter feed–all seemingly the result of a smooth-talking hacker con. A WHMCS spokesperson wrote in a statement Tuesday morning that hackers had successfully impersonated him to fool the company’s Web host into giving them access to the company’s account details. “This means that there was no actual hacking of our server,” the spokesperson wrote. “They were ultimately given the access details.”

 Full story located here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/05/22/hackers-impersonate-web-billing-firms-staff-to-spill-500000-users-passwords-and-credit-cards/

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