Over 300 hacking attempts on Gauteng school application system

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MEC Panyaza Lesufi said since the system was launched eight days ago, they have recorded more than 300 hacking attempts.

"All of these attempts have been unsuccessful and this gives us confidence in our system security," Lesufi told the media at a briefing held at the provincial legislature.
How do you know if there's been a successful hacking attempt?
 

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Every system is hackable irrespective of what measures you put in place. They should really be worried about the attempts going unnoticed. If you look at what happened at Facebook, hackers placed a C99shell onto servers and had it running for almost a year. There are a number of government agencies which have similar shells on their servers and those go unnoticed (as traffic goes via HTTP-port 80).
 

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so they have an intrusion prevention system, has it just logged or has it blocked the attempts. I wonder if its been setup correctly.
 

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Every system is hackable irrespective of what measures you put in place. They should really be worried about the attempts going unnoticed. If you look at what happened at Facebook, hackers placed a C99shell onto servers and had it running for almost a year. There are a number of government agencies which have similar shells on their servers and those go unnoticed (as traffic goes via HTTP-port 80).

First thing that popped in my mind as soon as I read the first few lines.
 

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Every system is hackable irrespective of what measures you put in place. They should really be worried about the attempts going unnoticed. If you look at what happened at Facebook, hackers placed a C99shell onto servers and had it running for almost a year. There are a number of government agencies which have similar shells on their servers and those go unnoticed (as traffic goes via HTTP-port 80).

Any links please?
 

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Thanx Gerd!

Awesome read. If fellow forumitees, have time, do read it.
 

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Must be an excellent system to withstand 300 attempts.
 

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