Feeds

German cybercrime forum hacked

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is data protection

High performance access to file storage

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. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts
Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project
Web data BLEEDOUT: Users to feel the pain as Heartbleed bug revealed
Vendors and ISPs have work to do updating firmware - if it's possible to fix this
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released
File under 'this is going to hurt you more than it hurts me'
Experian subsidiary faces MEGA-PROBE for 'selling consumer data to fraudster'
US attorneys general roll up sleeves, snap on gloves
Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn
Installing random interwebs shiz will bork your zombie box
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.