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"Yahoo Boys" information leaked: Krebsonsecurity.com

Postby AlphaCentauri » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:56 pm

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/spy- ... ahoo-boys/

A crude but effective online service that lets users deploy keystroke logging malware and then view the stolen data remotely was hacked recently. The information leaked from that service has revealed a network of several thousand Nigerian email scammers and offers a fascinating glimpse into an entire underground economy that is seldom explored.

... Initially, I assumed my source had unearthed the data via an SQL injection attack or some other database weakness. As it happens, the entire list of users is recoverable from the site using little more than a Web browser.
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Re: "Yahoo Boys" information leaked: Krebsonsecurity.com

Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:44 am

And a follow up post -- our brilliant Yahoo boys used the same email addresses for their facebook accounts:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/yaho ... k-friends/
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Postby NotBuyingIt » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:40 am

Krebs quoted the FBI: “Some victims have been lured to Nigeria, where they have been imprisoned against their will along with losing large sums of money...."

... they have been imprisoned against their will ... ? I was unaware that people would travel to Nigeria seeking to be imprisoned. Are prison cells a thrifty alternative to the Lagos Hilton?
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Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:11 pm

Given the intelligence level of some of the people who respond to 419 scammers, I wouldn't put it past some of them to allow themselves to be imprisoned if they thought it was part of the plan to get their cash. :roll:
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