Hello Kitty User Database Unprotected

By | Thursday January 7th, 2016

A breach of sanriotown.com has exposed the personal information of 3.3
million Hello Kitty users. The database may have been open to intruders
for more than a month. The vulnerable database was found by the same
person who recently discovered the unprotected MacKeeper database.

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About Roberto Obialero

Roberto is a Security Professional self-employed currently consulting with several customers and managing the IT Security projects at Gruppo Finmatica. He has more than thirty years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology field working in both technical and business development roles for various sized businesses; the past fifteen years have been focused on activities like secure networks design, critical infrastructures protection, vulnerability assessment, enterprise security monitoring, incident handling and computer forensics. He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and two SANS Gold Certifications: GIAC Perimeter Protection Analyst (GPPA) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). He's a research contributor for several publications edited by Italian security groups (Clusit, Oracle Community for Security, Cloud Security Alliance, Digital Forensics Alumni) with the main objective to disseminate information about security topics. Roberto feels such collaboration is a great opportunity to meet security minded people and share passion and knowledge within the community.

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