Romanian Detained Over eBay Cyber Fraud

Romanian detained over a $3 million cyber fraud against eBay Inc.

Very interesting article from abc news:

Romanian authorities have detained a man suspected of committing cyber fraud worth $3 million against the company eBay Inc.

Organized crime prosecutors say Liviu Mihail Concioiu is being investigated for “phishing” attacks against 3,000 of eBay Inc. employees.

They said Thursday that Concioiu allegedly stole the employees’ IDs and passwords in 2009 and accessed company files, including an application with the data base of eBay clients and their transactions. Concioiu then used “phishing” sites to access the accounts of about 1,200 eBay users.

It would appear the ebay database has been hacked, cracked, and zombied AGAIN.

(or is that still?)

Also notice how the term ‘phishing’ is constantly used.  ebaY doesn’t like the “H” word it seems. But “phishing” alone does not get you access to the files and data described. We call that “HACKING

rotflmao! Who could imagine?

It also tells us that ebay employees must not be too savvy if they are falling for whatever tricks are being used to gain the logins etc.

No mention of any response from ebay.

With IT’s long and repeated history of such events, you should ask yourself whether you trust this unsafe outfit with your personal and financial data?

Meg Whitman ebaY Porn and Trust Fail

by Cappnonymous

Huge scandal and epic Meg fail which went on and on…

We sure would not want anyone to forget these events.

For best results, watch at youtube and/or expand to fullscreen. All the pertinent details and reference links are included in the video description area there.

New study released by Symantec has some not too surprising results.

Employees who lost or left a job in 2008, which revealed 59 percent of ex-employees admit to stealing confidential company information, such as customer contact lists.
Further findings;

— 53 percent of respondents downloaded information onto a CD or DVD, 42 percent onto a USB drive and 38 percent sent attachments to a personal e-mail account.
— 79 percent of respondents took data without an employer’s permission.
— 82 percent of respondents said their employers did not perform an audit or review of paper or electronic documents before the respondent left his/her job.
— 24 percent of respondents had access to their employer’s computer system or network after their departure from the company.

As this relates to ebay and PayPal, well there was that ugly little incident around March last year. It appeared to me that folks at Youtube and ebay forums were trying very hard to keep that info from becoming known, as any comments about it at youtube were instantly marked as spam,  and/or comments at ebay forums were met with the usual denials by the very same hardcore,  tired old group of suspected “paid word of mouth advertisers”, AKA shills on the Paypal forum.

If you visit this video and expand the (more info) area, you will see more screencaptures and links with some pretty strong evidence that hackers, phishers, scammers etc are only some of the things you need to be concerned about when using the Paypal service. Not to mention the fact that there very likely is a network to help cover-up all the misdeeds and misbehavior. Weasels in, and/or in charge of the henhouse?


These data are used to send users a fake “second-chance offer” to get money out of them.

German consumer protection site falle-internet.de reports that fraudsters have found a new trick (German text with screen shots) to cheat eBay users by exploiting functionality of the eBay API to gain access to customer data in the eBay database. The eBay API is available to sellers and external service providers and the members’ names must be known to be able to use them.

Translated article from falle-internet.de right here

Be sure to visit the link, for complete screen captures and report

If you follow the links in that report, or directly above, the translation link, you will find this nice little quote:

“One accesses directly the eBay data base, because even data of member accounts freshly put on are immediately observable. Tests show that also the members of the eBay management are not protected before the data selection:”

Well.. well… this all has a very familiar ring to it, yes?

Perfect time to point everyone back to last year when the überhacker Vladuz incidents first began.

The so-called “SCO Helper” with the infamous screencaps.

More on that here, and also here, further here

Then follow the trail all the way forward through time.

Ebay is HACKED! Eaten alive from the inside out.

The worms of this apple are feasting. For how much longer until it is nothing but a rotten core filled with writhing maggots?

Allthewhile management denies they have problems?

Meanwhile, each & every person whom visits the site or attempts to conduct any business there is at risk

There have been too many curious events occurring upon ebay for any reasonable person to believe other than the hackers have fee run of the entire inner workings. Regardless of what they say. As we have seen, the ebay record for honesty and truthfullness is dismal at best. As is their record for fair play.

I myself have documented at least 3 cases now of hijacked accounts wherein the accounts became NARU, and the hackers KEPT on listing. Including one episode, documented (sarcastically) on live video even, where the hacker actually somehow resurrected the account then came back from being NARU to continue listing fake items.

Looking around a bit, I see that , or similar events have been reported a few times now. Yet consumers are not being made aware of the troubles, nor are the problems being corrected. They are getting worse and worse.

Boycott ebaY & paypal!

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Original link was deprecated. Cut to the quick right here:

Paypal Data Leaks ebaY Compromised Accounts Consumer Alert!

or keep reading if you want to learn a few things.  You will.

Update May 2010:

If you are reading this you probably got here by searching something like “has ebay ever been hacked?” or ebay database hacked maybe.

The answer is a resounding YES!

All the proof you need is on my youtube channel and my other blog. Of particular importance is this post with video and screencapture.

Don’t overlook the main page and archive right here either for continuing and recent examples. The hack attacks and uncorrected critical safety flaws have now been ongoing for 3 or more years.

As for Paypal having been hacked to the gills and how they handled things, read these carefully:

Netcraft: PayPal Security Flaw allows Identity Theft

Responsible Disclosure? – Paypal vulnerable for two years

Those are just a couple examples. Click the main page ,search or usetopic tags for plenty more.

end update

Before we start, there is another HUGE problem with ebay, lists of persons account info being compromised, and hijacked accounts, taking place on the ebay Germany boards, but MANY of the accounts are from the USA.

Be sure to read this, and warn your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers… EbaY has MAJOR security issues.

It is a very dangerous site these days.

“The List — ebay has been hacked in a major way” back from the Memory Hole

Above a slideshow, below the entire text.

This is what ebay does not want consumers to know about.

The information which would have protected ebay’s users.

Does this sort of action (censorship and the further concealment/destruction of info) seem dishonest to anyone other than me?

First, related news articles and forum threads.
Vendor Security Lapse Has eBay Sellers Fuming

Vendor Security Lapse Has eBay Sellers Fuming

Vladuz, Ebay, and the 1200 Compromised IDs

Is Vladuz the Good Guy?

Once again, it sure seems as though there were a whole bunch more articles than this, but along the way, stop and watch the videos. I have made more videos about the dark dealings, and so have others, about ebay and paypal both.

Note some of the responses given though. Who are the people with the naysaying denial?

Why is there a core group of “ebay can do no wrong” presence, constantly on those forums over there?

How many other folks have you ever heard about ready to freely, out of pure sense of chivalry, defend large, international multi-billion dollar corporations free of charge, strictly volunteering, as a pastime, day in, day out, mondays, holidays, rainy days, on vacationtime, weekends, all day, all night, all afternoon, for year after year after year…?

Do they work for LiveWorld, ebay’s named forum moderation provider?

Recently, the FTC moved to unmask Word-of-mouth Advertising.

Should shills on message boards, and other, similar Fake Persuaders be dispensing non-factual, dishonest, and biased for profit, information which has great potential to harm to consumers, and indeed has caused untold problems, if not abject hardship, for the victims of this incident.

Well hind sight tells us much, eh?

Now, the text from my saved file.

Edit; The reasons for which this is an issue are;

1) This posting was pulled from the forum quickly, yet I for one see no outright posting violations, does anyone?

2) This posting also quickly “evaporated” from Google very soon after as well. Somehow I luckily stumbled upon this.

3) We see now, that information was dispensed which was known to be false at the time. I firmly feel that ebay would have swept the entire incident under the rug, had they their way. Does this seem like a deliberate attempt to conceal, cover-up, make unavailable information which shows them in a very bad light. (IMO)

4) By deliberately depriving IT’s users, and the general www public at large of THE TRUTH and further It’s clear and continued pattern of untruthfullness, censorship, and concealment, and of course, blatant DENIAL, ebay has put a great many at risk of ID Theft, theft by fraud, etc, the list goes on… and very possibly YEARS of painstaking effort to correct it, and any number of further related problems.

5) Do not let us overlook the fact that ebay has profited every inch of the way through this entire unprecedented wave of hacking, hijacking, account take -overs, phishing , pharming….

Is there a pattern emerging?

Do you trust an outfit like that?

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The List — ebay has been hacked in a major way
xxxxxxxxxxxx (0 ) View Listings | Report Feb-14-07 16:14 PST
There should be some big announcements. When is ebay going to come clean about The List, (the 1200 page long list) and all the account hijackings going on?

That is a HUGE reason to boycott!

There is quite a discussion taking place about it right now on the T&S bd.

The auction site never would strike a match or put out a fire, so little problems grew into big ones..ya-ya-ya-ya-ya…♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫

Have a nice day!:^O

22 replies Date posted Reply #
xxxxesandbeads (633 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 03:19 PST 1 of 22
What list?
Geez ive already been hacked once recently! What list are you talking about?

xxxxrnfan1945 (2 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 10:55 PST 2 of 22
See T&S. There is apparently a large list of hacked ebay accounts with passwords listed.

Some posters say they tested the account access and were able to log in.

xxxxxxx_xxxe_xxdes_me (Private ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 13:27 PST 3 of 22
It wasn’t 1200 pages and it was NOT hacked accounts.

xxxed~

xxxxly-if-ever (0 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 13:35 PST 4 of 22
I love these rumors. Aren’t they fun????

Let’s start one. I read this in the Nat’l Enquirer:
World War II Bomber Found on Moon!!!!!

chicken_little_groupie (0 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 14:06 PST 5 of 22
Run children run!!!

BATBOY SIGHTED AT EBAY HEADQUARTERS
IN SAN JOSE. IT IS FEARED HE HAS
GAINED ACCESS TO THE EBAY DATABASE.

xxxxsueysisters (1844 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:18 PST 6 of 22
When you have that 1200 page list handy then I think we can really understand what is the impact.

Boycotts don’t work

CSS
Shields up, beware of the cloaking devices!
Bidder 2 has been following me, I would like that to stop
I watched the Sopranos, I know what a shakedown looks like!

xxxxxtoo (25 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:23 PST 7 of 22
The list was removed. The users were not notified by eBay of the compromised account information of which eBay was made aware.

xxxxxxlady2000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:29 PST 8 of 22
So, were they hacked or not? You say yes, xxxnge says no?

xxxxxtoo (25 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:30 PST 9 of 22
It would be very prudent to change your passwords.

xxxxxxladxx000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:37 PST 10 of 22
That is your answer?

chicken_little_groupie (0 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:39 PST 11 of 22
So, were they hacked or not?

This is an internet message board. Here’s how it works.
If someone says eBay was hacked, it isn’t up to them to prove eBay was hacked, it’s up to you to prove eBay wasn’t hacked.

It’s a beautiful system if you’re the type that likes to tell others about the sky falling.

xxxxxueysisters (1844 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:40 PST 12 of 22
I don’t think there’s a list.
I posted on the other thread, ebay is required by law to notify those individuals. Just like ChoicePoint & Ameritrade, even the local H&R block when they had a computer stolen… you don’t have to be hacked to be notified.

CSS
Shields up, beware of the cloaking devices!
Bidder 2 has been following me, I would like that to stop
I watched the Sopranos, I know what a shakedown looks like!

xxxxxxlaxx2000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:41 PST 13 of 22
Sigh….not me. I have bigger fish to fry…but that is no where near as sensational.:O

xxxxytoo (25 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:42 PST 14 of 22
It is always prudent to change your passwords from time to time. It would be really prudent to do so now. It is against the rules as well to speak openly about threads that were pulled. Cryptically speaking, it would be wise to change your passwords.

xxxxehog (79 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:52 PST 15 of 22
clinnic, Do NOT contact me again. I will REPORT your unwelcome e-mail to eBay!!! :(

xxxxg

xxxxxxladxx000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:58 PST 16 of 22
LOL, nice try randy, I have NEVER contacted you thru eBay or otherwise!

xxxxxxladxx000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 15:59 PST 17 of 22
Go ahead and report it! Cause it was not me.

xxxx2000 (16 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 16:04 PST 18 of 22
Score,

I would doublecheck any messages you get from anyone, since the “challenged” are playing with look-a-like Id’s again.

xxxxxxlady2000 (86 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 16:05 PST 19 of 22
Exactly! and I really would like an apology.

unxxxxxx*xxxxman*lawyer (Private ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 16:13 PST 20 of 22
Ok clinic … you’re sorry.

xxxxan (0 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 16:27 PST 21 of 22
Sigh….not me. I have bigger fish to fry…

Yes, reporting any and all violations you find on your nightly rounds on the Paypal board.

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xxxxxhog (79 ) View Listings | Report Feb-15-07 22:44 PST 22 of 22
As much as I may hate doing this; I will give clnnc an apology. I am sorry :_|

Dxxd was correct. I would wonder why me X-(

This person must have contacted me prior to have my email address. ?:|

Maybe to make me mad at clnnc? No need for that… weird, I no clicky link though… LOL

xxxxg

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Oh, but one question….to the “chicken_little_groupie” person…what say ye now?

I get the feeling that peoople reading this might also like to read “ Smart Americans ~ Consumer’s Personal Data Posted on ebaY T and S Board by Romanian Scammer”

This is where the very first reports of the “brinkleywillie” episodes were posted. I am the one who submitted the tip & screencaps to consumerist.com for the post:

Hacker taunts Americans for Letting Him Steal Their Identities

Here is a better screencapture of that carnage, the full thread from ebay’s Trust & Safety forum

That was when sleazebay apparently sent one or more of their paid netkook stalker-trolls to our CAPP forum to disrupt our forum,  and attempt to keep that story under wraps, by posting a bunch of filth, while posing as a different person, complete with that person’s photo as avatar (a practice known as ‘false personation’) and then actually tried to have our forum shut down for the very things they posted. (They posted LOTS of filthy things there, that thread is but a tiny sample, then had some little pep rallies to recruit people complain to the CAPP forum site owners. That very same netkook stalker(s) went on to harass (and indeed is still harrassing) CAPP members/ former CAPP members by publishing a LOT of very nasty and wholly false things about them all over the internet. There is no other plausible explanation. Anyone with a lot of time might want to look into that further, there is a really sleazy, yellow, filthy underbelly of the ebay community most folks are not aware of. Not my focus here nor there, just an entertaining little side note.

People reading here might also like to view these shocking videos:
ebaY HACKED! Germany to Paris2336 to Alabama Davy Crockett
ebaY & PayPal Data Leaks  The “LIST” Returns to Strike Again!
“Paypal Data Leaks ebaY Compromised Accounts Consumer Alert!”
Another PayPal Data leak Reported: Taken by Employee

Find them all at the Cappnonymous video page.

The Number 1 ebaY_paypal critic channel on youtube

For people wanting to know if ebay and paypal are still being hacked. The answer is YES!!!   LOL

Check here:

pugster888 ebaY MegaSeller Gets Hijacked 56K+ Fake Listings November 2010

Romanian detained over a $3 million cyber fraud against eBay Inc. September 2010

Here  ^ you’ll see that ebay employees got phished and the data base was hacked lmao!

Youtube video: ebay employees fall victim to phishing attacks & database hacked

Update December 2012. Yes, the hack attacks/seller account take overs are still ongoing!

ebaY Shooting Star munchkinscakes08 Hijacked

April 2013 :

ebaY Sellers get Crucified on Easter Weekend

You can find more events documented at the  CAPP News Forum