30 Oct '12, 9pm

Hackers Trade Tips On DDoS & SQL Injection On Underground Forums & Pay for Goods Using Bitcoin #cybercrime #payments

One area of increasing interest on hacking forums involves so-called "e-whoring" attacks. E-whoring, according to the Imperva report, is "a practice of selling pornographic content, while pretending to be the person, usually girl, photographed." The report continued, "It is considered a form of social engineering, when the victim is misled to believe he is interacting with a girl who is sending him nude photos and video clips of herself." To facilitate such attacks, hackers -- or more precisely, social engineers -- actively share, if not buy and sell, "e-whoring packages," which typically include photographs and videos. An attacker then lurks in adult chat rooms, using the photos and videos to pretend to be the pictured woman, to try and lure buyers into paying to see more racy material.

Full article: http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/hackers-t...

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