If you don’t get my title, you may not even care to read this article, but there are plenty of hackers out there this past week. If you haven’t heard, there has been a lot of hacking going on over the past few days and weeks that have made the national news. Even Conan O’brien talked about it, because iPhones worlwide have been ‘rickrolled‘. (Only jailbroken phones, so no the majority of owners.)
Down in Georgia, 4 guys from Europe were indicted in a $9.5 million bank card attack. They basically did social engineering hacks to get pin numbers from active accounts and hacked in the RBS servers and moved money around into their accounts. They ran their attacks around the world and collected $9.5 million.
Then M$’s “COFFEE” (Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor) has been leaked out onto the interet for FREE. This is said to be illegal to have on the streets, but free to any law enforcement agency. This is a program that was created by Microsoft to get into most XP machines without any problems and gives an all access pass to the officer. M$ is said to be re-creating a new version for Vista and Windows 7.
Just a few stories about hackers this week….
iPhone ‘rickrolled’ Worm via [Digg]
Bank Card Attack via [Digg]
COFFEE via [Digg]