A hacker entered the BitDefender antivirus known servers and found that many did not expect: passwords without encryption stored on the servers.
The case happened a week ago, and is leaving quite astonished security community, because the encrypted passwords is a basic rule of computer security.
The hacker, known as DetoxRansome in the online world, called for a value of $ 15,000 to avoid publishing the online list:
It was joked immediately, because this is too low to have the police at the door.
The failure affected less than 1% of customers, however it is worrying that BitDefender has unencrypted passwords and other security measures taken to combat this problem.
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