Poetic justice? Popular forum used by cyber attackers to share stolen information gets HACKED, allowing users to change their login details
- A popular hackers forum has been hacked and unmasks the information of thousands of criminals
- The aftermath has caused many hackers to run around to protect themselves
- OGusers is a popular forum for account security and social media hackers
- Information from hackers can be used to help law enforcement agencies fight criminals
A recent attack on a forum designed to help criminals steal people's personal information and identity proves that even hackers can be hacked.
According to a report from KrebsOnSecurity, the OGusers forum, which is visited by cyber criminals specializing in stealing user accounts and telephone numbers, has been hacked by a rival group that has revealed the email addresses, passwords, and even private messages of nearly 113,000 users.
In a statement from rival community, RaidForums, which also targets hackers of social media accounts and phone numbers, an administrator revealed that a sudden deletion of private messages on OGusers was caused by a malicious attack on the site, not a hard disk failure such as the owners of the site had reported.
The hackers are hacked and reveal more than 100,000 private data of potential criminals, including e-mail addresses, passwords and more
& # 39; On May 12, 2019, the forum ogusers.com was violated (and) 112,988 users were affected, & # 39; reads a message from RaidForums administrator, almighty.
& # 39; I have uploaded the data from this database connection together with the source files from their website. Their hashing algorithm was the standard salted MD5 that surprised me.
& # 39; Anyway, the website owner has confirmed data corruption, but no violation, so I think I'm the first to tell you the truth.
& # 39; According to his statement, he had no recent backups, so I think I have one on this thread, lmfao. & # 39;
KrebsOnSecurity reports that the disclosure has caused chaos within the community because users report receiving phishing emails and are concerned that the exposure of their information could lead to unwanted attention from law enforcement.
After the hack OGusers reportedly changed the rules of the forum so that many could not completely delete their accounts.
Communities such as those involved in skirmish are notorious for hacking victims' personal data to take over their social media accounts, e-mail or other personal information and then trading access to those accounts for a price.
In the case of social media accounts, a certain desirable handling – simple accounts such as @ T or one-word accounts are often the target – hackers can sometimes gain access to social media accounts for thousands of dollars.
SIM cards are a frequent target of this specific group of hacker schemes. By accessing a simulated SIM card, they can take over social media accounts, e-mail accounts and more.
As described in a report from Vice last year, a woman with the Twitter handle @Rainbow was threatened by a group of hackers who demanded that she give up access to the account.
& # 39; We're going to destroy your credit rating & # 39 ;, the hackers reportedly told the account holder Vice.
& # 39; What would happen if we hurt them? What would happen if we destroyed their credit and then we left them a message saying it was you? & # 39;
Hackers can often pick up the telephone number of victims via a scam called SIM swapping by informing carriers by telephone and sending a SIM card by posting them as victims by telephone.
By using the data that has been leaked by the hack, law enforcement officials are likely to be able to track down criminals with accounts on OGusers, many of whom claim to be well-known SIM swappers.
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
As hackers become more creative, security experts warn that consumers must take all possible measures to protect their identity (file photo)
- Make your authentication process two-fold as much as possible. You should choose this option on websites that offer it, because when an identity-specific action is required in addition to entering your password and username, it becomes considerably more difficult for fraudsters to access your information.
- Secure your phone. Avoiding public WiFi and installing a screen lock are simple steps that can hinder hackers. Some fraudsters have started to immediately discount secure phones altogether. Installing anti-malware can also be useful.
- Subscribe to notifications. A number of institutions that offer financial services, including credit card issuers, offer customers the option of being notified when they detect suspicious activity. Enable these notifications to stay up to date with the credit card activity associated with your account.
- Use caution when issuing transactions online. Again, some settings offer notifications to help you with this, alerting you when your card is being used online. It can also be useful to set limits for amounts that can be spent online with your card.
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