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April 17, 2012

Iran: Security researcher ignored by banks hacks the banks instead

  • cause About a year ago, Iranian security researcher Khosrow Zarefarid found a major security flaw in the country’s banking system and created a formal report.
  • effect He sent the report to  the CEOs of a number of banks in the country, who completely ignored it. Zarefarid decided to make his findings public in response.
  • result Zarefarid recently put up a link revealing the account info of 3 million users. Zarefarid, who left Iran, didn’t appear to use the info he hacked, just leaked it. source
11:26 // 2 years ago