Contributor: Jeet Morparia
Over the last few weeks, there have been reports of various websites that have had their databases breached and customer data stolen by attackers through various means. A lot of the focus has been on how password dumps have been appearing online. There has always been the concern that attackers who obtain access to customer information would leverage the information in a malicious campaign.
A few days ago, MapleSoft, makers of mathematical and analytical software such as Maple, reported that they have been investigating a database breach. The breach resulted in the attackers obtaining customer information such as email addresses, first and last names, as well as company and institution names. MapleSoft states that no financial information was compromised in this breach.
Unlike previous database breaches, where password hashes were dumped onto the Web, the attackers in this breach decided to up the stakes. MapleSoft customers...