[ISN] KSE site hacked on day of launching

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 05:14:07 -0500 (CDT)

Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: The website of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) was 
hacked on the day it was launched, reports Al-Jaridah daily quoting 
reliable sources.

They disclosed that the hackers managed to copy all data from the 
website before deleting them. The website administration team contacted 
an international technical team to eliminate all loopholes and 
strengthen the security of the website.

The sources added that the homepage of the new website had a technical 
error which enabled the hackers to access the database and which will 
allow them in the future to retrieve the password if this technical 
error is not resolved.

They said the manager of KSE Faleh Al-Raqba was aware of this incident 
but he did not reveal it publicly since this issue meant the 
confidentiality agreement with their clients was breached with the 
disclosure of the client transactions.


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