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Romanian hacker brags about last week's eBay crack


According to a March 10th eWeek article by Lisa Vaas, a self-proclaimed Romanian hacker posted eBay member information at an eBay forum ("Romanian Hacker Broadcasts eBay Customer Accounts") .  The hacker, who calls himself "Born_To_Scam_American_Guys", also posted what amounts to a critique of American and Canadian computer users and their alleged helpful stupidity.

Many of the posts were valid while some were for unvalidated membership requests.  eBay is working to notify affected users.  Information provided by the hacker included "...Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, credit card verification numbers, bank account and routing numbers, ATM PIN numbers, mothers' maiden names, birth dates, driver's license numbers, as well as home addresses and full contact information."

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4 comments
fredeppy
fredeppy

Maybe it is time to reinvent the license to kill 00boys and send this guy a visit

dspeacock
dspeacock

Actually....invite him to make a presentation to a conference or something similar, BUT, have the appropriate authorities waiting with an indictment and arrest warrant when he gets off the plane. Failing that, send Jack Bauer after him :-)

Dr Dij
Dr Dij

back, about the alleged scummy poop eating criminalness of Romanian hackers.. That should really hurt his feelings..... :)

halibut
halibut

There is some truth to what he is blogging about. American and Canadians need to learning better security practices or this will happen over and over and over and over and over (you get the picture) again. What do we do?

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