Peru domain registrar hacked & 207,116 domain credentials stolen - Anonymous Group

One of the biggest Peru domain registrar companies (punto.pe) was hacked by Lulzsecperu, and a complete database of 207,116 websites has been leaked on the Internet. The leaked database includes domain panel usernames, encrypted passwords and company descriptions. Hacked domains include bank, institute, computer security company, corporate, college, government and personal websites. http://alrt.co/VNC1zc

Takeaway: Though no malicious purpose was seen and the hack was only done to prove that the security of Peru should be corrected, the outcome was a result in vulnerabilities that were either not patched or overseen by a busy/negligent IT administrator. Automated security monitoring and review from a second set of eyes helps greatly in such circumstances.