Hackers get Hacked

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 06:03 PM gHale

Even hackers face problems with hackers.

A closed underground forum that served as a hangout for known Russian cybercriminals ended up being hacked into and then its database leaked.

MAZA.la suffered a compromise in February by hackers from a rival forum called Direct Connection, according to LifeNews.ru.

Direct Connection is home to the CyberLords Team, the hacking crew of 27-year-old Eugene Anikin, one of the fraudsters who stole $10 million from RBS WorldPay.

Anikin just got a five-year suspended prison sentence in Russia for his involvement in the RBS cyberheist.

In total, MAZA.la had over 2,000 members whose information and private communications are now in the hands of law enforcement authorities.

The site went offline shortly after the hack and remained down.

Life News reports that RSA, the Anti-Money Laundering Alliance and the International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA) all have access to the leaked database.

Discussions on the forum ranged from the emergence of new banking trojans like SpyEye, to dealing in fake documents, trading of online casino and lottery accounts and exchanging money laundering methods.