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An underground cybercrime forum has been hacked, with once walled-off information uploaded onto file-sharing networks.

The attack on German e-crime site Carders.cc has led to the wider disclosure of stolen credit card details and passwords from victims along with data on the forum's criminal denizens.

A database file containing communications exchanges between 5,000 members and a file containing the contact details of forum members and data on members' IP addresses on have been uploaded in three separate files onto to the Rapidshare P2P network, security blogger Brian Krebs reports.

The IP address file is appended with an explanation of how the attack against Carders.cc was pulled off. Insecure filesystem permissions on the site's web server facilitated the attack, it's claimed.

The vigilante group that carried out the attack, which is also promoting a new e-zine called Owned and Exposed, claims it wanted to cut the crew behind Carders.cc down to size after attacks on other forums helped stimulate the growth of the cybercrime hangout. These claims remain unverified. ®

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