back to article vBulletin.com's password database hack gives forum admins the jitters

Forumware giant vBulletin.com has admitted that it's been turned over by hackers who made off with customer user IDs and encrypted passwords. vBulletin said it was resetting account passwords in response the the breach, which it blamed on a series of "sophisticated attacks": Very recently, our security team discovered …

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"sophisticated attacks"

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Re: "sophisticated attacks"

Yeah, how come nobody ever gets their databases stolen in amateurish attacks?

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Re: "sophisticated attacks"

Presumably because the people carrying them out have huge ego's and so like to claim it was sophisticated, and even when no such claim is made by the group, a sophisticated attack gets more readers to a story :)

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Pricing

If the exploit they're selling can deliver the account info of nearly 1,000,000 users why are they selling it so cheap? You would have to sell it a lot to make any money and with every transaction you're providing law enforcement with more breadcrumbs to track you down.

Personally, I simply don't see how selling at the $700 price would be worth it. Any monies you've made probably aren't enough to pay your legal fees when the undercover cop you just sold it to has returned with his friends.

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Sophisticated Attack

http://www.xkcd.com/327/

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