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UPDATE: Infrastructura Viber a fost exploatata de catre Syrian Electronic Army, hackerii avertizeaza utilizatorii in legatura cu o problema majora

  La doar cateva zile dupa ce aflam ca infrastructura din spatele aplicatiei Tango a fost exploatata de catre hackerii de la Syrian Electronic Army care au descarcat o baza de date de 1.5 TB, iata ca Viber a trecut prin aceeasi problema. Desi hackerii nu au putut exploata toate sistemele Viber, printr-un mesaj ei au avertizat utilizatorii ca aplicatia Viber monitorizeaza toata activitatea lor. Mai exact, aplicatia genereaza loguri bazate pe IP/UDID/locatie pentru fiecare apel facut folosind-o, astfel administratorii ei pot sti oricand de unde se initiaza apeluri si cine le face.

Dear All Viber Users,

The Israeli-based “Viber” is spying and tracking you

We weren’t able to hack all Viber systems, but most of it is designed for spying and tracking

  Cei de la Viber nu au comentat problema, insa sigur nu dezvaluirea metodelor neortodoxe de functionare a aplicatiei a fost motivul hack-ului. Viber are milioane de utilizatori activi in lumea intreaga, este o aplicatie populara, iar acesta al doilea hack este un semnal de alarma care sugereaza faptul ca alte sisteme similare vor fi exploatate in curand.

UPDATE: Mai jos aveti si pozitia oficiala a Viber in legatura cu acest incident. Se pare ca un angajat al companiei a fost pacalit de un atac de tip phishing si a oferit hackerilor acces la doua sisteme considerate a fi minore de catre companie. Cei de la Viber sustin ca datele utilizatorilor nu au fost compromise si bazele de date nu au fost preluate de catre hackeri, asa ca toti puteti dormi linistiti.

Today the Viber Support site was defaced after a Viber employee unfortunately fell victim to an email phishing attack. The phishing attack allowed access to two minor systems: a customer support panel and a support administration system. Information from one of these systems was posted on the defaced page.

It is very important to emphasize that no sensitive user data was exposed and that Viber’s databases were not “hacked”. Sensitive, private user information is kept in a secure system that cannot be accessed through this type of attack and is not part of our support system.

We take this incident very seriously and we are working right now to return the support site to full service for our users. Additionally, we want to assure all of our users that we are reviewing all of our policies to make sure that no such incident is repeated in the future.

  • Cipa

    Pierdea teren skype-ul ???

  • AndreiX

    Sper ca toate aplicatiile care s-au lansat prima data pe iPhone dar apoi s-au portat si pe clone Android sa fie atacate .

  • NicKel

    probabil că sucks pentru cine folosește genul ăsta de aplicații..

  • ionica

    Today the Viber Support site was defaced after a Viber employee unfortunately fell victim to an email phishing attack. The phishing attack allowed access to two minor systems: a customer support panel and a support administration system. Information from one of these systems was posted on the defaced page.

    It is very important to emphasize that no sensitive user data was exposed and that Viber’s databases were not “hacked”. Sensitive, private user information is kept in a secure system that cannot be accessed through this type of attack and is not part of our support system.

    We take this incident very seriously and we are working right now to return the support site to full service for our users. Additionally, we want to assure all of our users that we are reviewing all of our policies to make sure that no such incident is repeated in the future.

  • Alex

    Normal ca pozitia oficiala a companiei trebuie sa fie una incurajatoare, nu o sa vina niciodata un purtator de cuvant sa spuna ca pierderile au fost majore ori ca a fost exploatata toata baza de date, fiindca s-ar crea panica in randul utilizatorilor.

  • Darius

    @AndreiX dute si culcate ca numa tampenii spui…

  • paraschiv iulian

    ascultati-ma pe mine… e vrajeala nu se poate face asa ceva. bad publicity good publicity

  • AndreiX

    Darius : peste vara incearca sa dai BAC-ul . Invata , nu sta pe net .

  • Viber

    Hi,
    I’m an official representative from Viber.

    As explained in the article, no sensitive user data was exposed and Viber’s databases were not “hacked”. Sensitive, private user information is kept in a secure system that cannot be accessed through this type of attack and is not part of our support system.

    We are reviewing all of our policies to make sure that no such incident is repeated in the future.

    If you have any more questions/doubts, please feel free to let us know. 🙂

    Thanks,
    The Viber Team.
    ============================
    hi,
    Sunt un reprezentant oficial din Viber.

    Așa cum sa explicat în articol, nu există date sensibile de utilizator a fost expus și bazele de date Viber nu s-au “spart”. Informații sensibile, utilizatorul privată este păstrată într-un sistem securizat care nu poate fi accesat prin intermediul acestui tip de atac și nu face parte din sistemul nostru de sprijin.

    Suntem revizuirea toate politicile noastre pentru a vă asigura că nu astfel de incident se repeta în viitor.

    Dacă aveți mai multe întrebări / îndoieli, vă rugăm să nu ezitați să anunțați-ne. 🙂

    mulțumiri,
    Viber echipa.

  • Relu

    @Viber

    I admire your SM skills 🙂

    PS: don’t use Google Translator next time 😉

  • Viber

    @Relu –

    Thanks. We feel like it’s our duty to reach out to our users 🙂
    We have no other choice except for using a translator unfortunately 😉