A man has published on PasteBin a fake dump of the database of the popular website KrebOnSecurity managed by the expert Brian Krebs.
A few hours ago I received a tweet from the account Narcochaos (@N4rCochaos) , which informed me and other illustrious colleagues that he has hacked the website of the popular security investigator Brian Krebs (http://krebsonsecurity.com/).
N4rCochaos has shared on Twitter the link to a page on PasteBin which contains the data related to an alleged dump of the database of the popular website, but the man has NEVER HACKER any website!
N4rCochaos is lying and I do not understand why, the data he has published aren’t records of the Brian Krebs’s website database, the man just republished a list of usernames and hashed passwords that Brian Krebs posted a year ago and that were taken from the ddos for hire site ragebooter.
The records include the user name, password hash and the email address or the users.
N4rCochaos claims to be a security expert, his Twitter account reveals that he runs the blog http://narcochaos.wordpress.com/, but there is no confirmation about the identity of the man that writes in Portuguese Language.
Brian Krebs, like other popular bloggers, is continuously under attack by hackers and cybercriminals.
I contacted Brian that confirmed me the origin of data that doesn’t belong to his portal.
I consider this episode a stupid act … at this point N4rCochaos let me suggest to close your account if you do not have a plausible justification for this nonsense.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.