Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday November 29, 2016

San Francisco Rail System Hacker Hacked

What kind of lame ass hacker gets hacked while in the middle of hacking someone else? I have never heard of anything like this. Have you? What did the Joker say about needing a better class of criminals?

On Monday, KrebsOnSecurity was contacted by a security researcher who said he hacked this very same cryptom27@yandex.com inbox after reading a news article about the SFMTA incident. The researcher, who has asked to remain anonymous, said he compromised the extortionist’s inbox by guessing the answer to his secret question, which then allowed him to reset the attacker’s email password. A screen shot of the user profile page for cryptom27@yandex.com shows that it was tied to a backup email address, cryptom2016@yandex.com, which also was protected by the same secret question and answer.

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