Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aussie cops launch sting and get rooted

In yet another example of how Australian authorities don't have the faintest clue about the internet, their federal police have had their hacker honeypot hacked. And more:

In two provocative messages published on anonymous document-sharing site pastebin.com, the hacker slammed the federal police for "making it sound like they can bust 'hackers', when all they have done is busted a COUPLE script kiddies". "Script kiddies" is hacker parlance for novice hackers.

The second of these messages contained several links to screenshots allegedly proving that the writer had access to the federal police's server. These included shots of files containing fake IDs and stolen credit card numbers, as well as the federal police's server information.