Security Firm Finds Treasure Trove of Stolen Data on 'Crimeserver'
Security research firm Finjan announced it had discovered a virtual cornucopia of stolen business and personal data on a server on the Internet. The server had apparently only be active for about three weeks and yet had garnered more than 1.4GB of stolen information including personnel files, social security numbers, credit card and medical records as well as sensitive business information including details of an upcoming court case. Finjan has notified police agencies around the world including the FBI and more than 40 financial institutions in Europe, India and the United States. Researchers were not only amazed at the large amount of data collected in such a short period, but also by the fact that the server itself was not secured and could have been accessed by anyone over the Internet.