Monday, January 18, 2010

Turkish Hackers

Anyone running mainstream CRM websites has got used to the attacks by "Turkish hackers", which usually exploit well-known vulnerabilities in CRM engines like Joomla and Drupal. The Jewish Chronicle site was hacked yesterday by "Turkish hackers" - the quote marks are because in this context people who say they're from Turkey probably aren't.

I don't have any inside knowledge, but I'd bet a fiver that the site software (Drupal) hadn't been updated recently. When websites are commissioned, there's often no thought given to ongoing security updating and monitoring so sites go without the security patches that are released periodically.

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