The electronic band’s, Faithless, website got hacked and the details of fans had been sold on the dark web. The sold data contains the usernames and the passwords used for accessing the site. These kinds of high-profile cyberattacks have become pretty common in the past year or two, experts claim that hackers are likely to breach other music websites as well.
CyberInt, a cybersecurity company who spotted the breach of Faithless first, claims that the hackers uploaded malware through SQL injection to faithless.co.uk. Although the breach was revealed back in September, CyberInt uncovered the cyberattack just now. When using an SQL injection, the attacker can execute malicious SQL commands that control a web application’s whole database server. This kind of attack could affect any website or web application that uses an SQL-based database. SQL injection is a quite common attack type by hackers and a well-known vulnerability among website admins and tech savvies. Elad Ben-Meir, vice-president of marketing at CyberInt, told the media:
“We have a system that collects cyber threat intelligence in real time, and as part of our work we uncovered a Faithless database being sold on the dark web, and we flagged it up with them. I