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Hackers hit e-commerce site; firms scramble for protection

In the aftermath of January's high-profile hacker attacks, at least eight small e-commerce sites have been hacked exploiting a known security hole in Microsoft software. A hacker named "Curador" claims credit, sources say, taunting the companies on a Web site.

 

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In the aftermath of January's high-profile hacker attacks, at least eight small e-commerce sites have been hacked exploiting a known security hole in Microsoft software. A hacker named "Curador" claims credit, sources say, taunting the companies on a Web site.

"It's the old joke in security: Nobody gets a radar detector until after they get a ticket."

- Frank Prince, analyst, Forrester Research

 


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