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avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« on: March 10, 2013, 07:33:07 PM »
"Avast.de Hacked And Defaced – 20,000 User Accounts Leaked

Antivirus vendor Avast! have had their main German website and four of its subdomains hacked and defaced earlier today. Subsequently, details for some 20,000 or so user accounts have been made available online."

More: http://www.security-faqs.com/avast-de-hacked-and-defaced-20000-user-accounts-leaked.html

« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 08:09:32 PM by DBone »
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Re: avast.de Hacked
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 07:51:23 PM »
Is avast.de really hacked. Scanned avast.de and avadas.de with virustotal.com- no virus
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Re: avast.de Hacked
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 07:53:18 PM »
Isn't this an avast! Authorised Resellers/Distributors site ?

It redirects to avadas.de, which is an avast Distributor.
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Re: avast.de Hacked
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 08:01:28 PM »
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 08:09:04 PM by liubomirwm »
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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 08:43:30 PM »
Which is why whenever I renew my Avast subscription I always get it directly from Avast and not a reseller.
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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 09:48:12 PM »
The problem is all the hype about the hack is that this is an avast software domain and not an avast distributor, somewhat different, but then they wouldn't have a high profile story.
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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 07:46:49 AM »
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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »
It's not an avast! official webpage. It's just parked on avast!'s official domain, but thats it.

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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 08:22:00 AM »
It's not even an official domain (we don't own it).

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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 10:20:02 AM »
The avast.de domain belongs to a German reseller (Procello).
We have been trying to get this domain from them for years. This incident should catalyze this.

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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 12:05:55 PM »
I am using the free german version, which I downloaded from chip.de. Was there any potential danger coming from definition/program updates, or are these two completely seperated systems/organisations?


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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 01:53:20 PM »
Was there any potential danger coming from definition/program updates, or are these two completely seperated systems/organisations?

No, there is and never was any danger..!!!
Avadas (aka Procello) is just a Reseller.

Edit: Da du ein deutschsprachiger User bist - Siehe auch: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=910455
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 02:46:32 PM by Asyn »
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Re: avast.de Hacked......... 20,000 Accounts Compromised
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2013, 02:09:10 PM »
Needless to say that with all the recent cyberattacks users should wise up and change the passwords they use  from time to time,

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There could not be a better moment. Are there any other reseller forums that avast! owns or likes to own in order to bring them all under one avast! umbrella?

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