Wired network compromised during the Google developer conference in Israel
Calcalist reports that the wired network in a recent google developers conference in Israel was hacked during the conference. I haven’t seen that report anywhere else, but the reporter Dora Kishinevski is fairly level headed with little tendency for sensational stories so I’m marking it as probably true.
According to the article, google sent a follow up email to the participants and warned them the network was compromised. This is interesting first because the attack was on the wired and not wireless Internet, which is considerably harder to do without being caught, and second because it reminds us how insecure gmail is over compromised lines (as opposed to, for example, a corporate VPN). I’m willing to bet close to 100% of the participants used gmail while in the google conference.
The article also quotes google as writing “We recommend you change your password, just in case, to any site you visited using the wired connection”. Definitely.