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Cyber crime is big business these days, and everyone from organized crime rings to governments are participating. The latest publicized attack was announced by Nissan, after the automaker detected malicious malware on its computer network.

Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer issued a statement that the attack has been detected, adding that neither customer nor employee data was accessed. Palmer says that the incident "initially involved the malicious placement of malware within our IS network, which then allowed transfer from a data store, housing employee user account credentials."

Palmer did say that employee user IDs and hashed passwords were transmitted. That certainly sounds bad, but Palmer claims that Nissan has no indication that personal information was compromised.

Palmer also added that the attack occurred on April 13, but the automaker apparently chose not to disclose the issue until the extent of the damage was known. Nissan has also reportedly taken the time to ensure that their system data was properly secured. Scroll down to view the video statement issued by Nissan.



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      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hell, the guy in the picture looks guilty.
      fcarlo17
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, the future of crimes, here we go.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Hi There Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've always felt that hackers with malicious intentions should be executed.
        TelegramSam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        So, the punishment shouldn't fit the crime?
        Fatoid
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        Does industrial espionage, i.e. hacking for money, count as "malicious"?
        AlexLauerman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        What about the United States hacking into companies in other countries? Should those countries execute us Americans? You know we do this, right? I'm in the computer security industry and I can say this with confidence, as ex-government workers have (strangely) been allowed to admit this.
      Beloved
      • 2 Years Ago
      hacked by the UAW backed by Obama Administration
        Hi There Paul
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Beloved
        Right........That's why the big three have had their best sales since 2005 or so................perhaps we need more unions and another 4 years for Obama to make up for the eight years of trickle down economics that got us in this mess.
          protovici
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hi There Paul
          Hi There Paul, The big 3 have been doing well because of direct competition with each other. Forget the bailouts and/or Obama. Pure capitalism at work as well as the non-domestic carmarkers have been asleep at the wheel, so their products are less attractive compared to what the top three have done.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Beloved
        [blocked]
        tylermars.design
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Beloved
        *facepalm* GTFO
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      alexkoolur
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe they can hack me off their "call list", coming off a lease and Nissan has to be the most annoying company with the non-stop-calls. Hack these jerks, and make the MSRP of the GTR back to $69k while you are at it
      itguy08
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's what you get for getting in bed with Microsoft and their insecure operating systems....
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      Kevin Kikuraz Gibson
      • 2 Years Ago
      "malicious malware"... in other news charities are charitable...
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Is the camera on? I think I just sharted."
      Seph
      • 2 Years Ago
      always use a very strong encryption for your files... keep the main database isolated from online PCs..
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