Just when you thought it was safe to go, well, anywhere on the Internet.
First, it turns out that Anonymous has been tapping into U.S. government computers, stealing personal information from thousands of people who work for and are associated with the U.S. Department of Energy. Now, a European-based group of hackers calling itself “Inj3ct0r Team” is taking responsibility for hacking vBulletin. vBulletin’s is a provider of widely used forum community software. Macrumors also runs vBulletin, which was hacked by “Inj3ct0r Team” as well.
“Inj3ct0r Team” claims that they have discovered a “0day exploit” which they used to infiltrate Macrumors and vBulletin. Not only have they discovered and used it, but they’re selling it too for $7,000 a pop.
In response to “Inj3ct0r Team” claiming responsibility for the hacks, Wayne Luke, Lead Technical Support for vBulletin, issued this statement to its customers via forum post.
“We take your security and privacy very seriously. Very recently, our security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of forum user information, possibly including your password. Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We have taken the precaution of resetting your account password. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but felt that it was necessary to help protect you and your account.”
If you’re a vBulletin account holder, you can reset your password by clicking here.