Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hacker's List of Online Accounts Spooks Users

Conrad Walters writes in The Sydney Morning Herald:

When Australian web users learned from the Herald that details of their online accounts [.pdf] had been posted on a hacker's website for all to see, they were suspicious, then alarmed, then furious at the hacker who compromised their identities.

Email addresses, matched with user names and passwords for online memberships, were offered by the hacker for anyone wanting to try their hand at identity theft or even financial fraud.

The Herald stumbled across the site during its investigations into online fraud. "It's obviously startling," said Lachlan Yee, a research associate in biotechnology at the University of NSW and one of those whose details were exposed by the hacker.

More here.


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