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Attacker Infects Healthcare.gov Test Server
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Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/8/2014 | 12:00:32 PM
Re: An infection you hope to avoid
I agree with this. It created the additional damage in reputation and people would not hear test servers aspect of it, they will simply hear "the breach".
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/8/2014 | 11:58:48 AM
Re: Is it believable?
I agree, it is connected somewhere, such as database server, web server, application server, or any other third part interfaces to be tested. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/8/2014 | 11:56:53 AM
No internet no security
 

Enjoyed reading the article. Thanks for sharing it. As article points out no internet does not mean no security. There is lots of other threats coming from internal environment, more threats from inside than outside actually, we do not hear most for the inside threats and breaches.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
9/8/2014 | 9:36:28 AM
Re: An infection you hope to avoid
-- "a headline that you never want to see"

Unlikely that the headlines are going to get less frequent and the problem less critical.
Stratustician
Stratustician,
User Rank: Moderator
9/8/2014 | 9:10:42 AM
Re: Is it believable?
I absolutely agree.  Just because it was a test server that wasn't supposed to connect to the internet, it doesn't change the fact that it didn't have the security controls in place.  What if it had indeed been connected to the internet and could have data siphoned off.  Or even yet, despite being a test server, I am sure it was connected to other systems.  All it takes is one server to be overlooked from a security perspective for the whole infrastructure to potentially become at risk for a breach.
PaulS681
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/6/2014 | 1:36:01 PM
Is it believable?
Is it believable that no consumer data was impacted? How do they know for sure?

Are we to just believe them that because this was a test server it had no real data on it? Many test systems use real data to properly test things out. While it is possible that there was none it still troublesome.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Ninja
9/5/2014 | 6:46:17 PM
An infection you hope to avoid
Damage was minimal but this is still a headline that you never want to see.


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