Revver Gets Hacked: 12,107 Home Videos Now Public
For Immediate Release: May 3, 2006. Revver, Inc. today announced that in unusual breach of security, hackers found a "back door" that has made its 12,107 videos -- mostly amateur and home videos -- now available to anyone with Internet access. The videos can be seen at Revver.com.
Now that would make a nice press release. Most journalists wouldn't bother investigating the fact that the 12,107 videos (or 9,667- but who's counting?) were intended for public distribution.
This was inspired, of course, by recent news of a hacking of the Department of Defense. Feeling secure? Here are the highlights:
The Department of Defense on Friday announced that hackers have accessed the Pentagon's health insurance information systems, which include the personal data of more than 14,000 people, Government Executive reports.
The DOD discovered the intrusion of the TRICARE Management Activity public computer servers on April 5, but it is unclear when it took place. The department delayed releasing the information for more than four weeks because it needed time to determine the extent of the intrusion, according to a department official.