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Found possible hacker's unsecured server or computer


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#1 BugZapper

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 10:00 PM

Hello, it's my first time posting here, but I have been using BC for many years.

 

While attempting to backtrace a bank phishing email that a client received, I found that the phishing webpage was on an unsecured host.

Hundreds of files including many .html pages that would be posted on a hacked website that state something like "Your site was hacked by Anonymous", and other foreign groups, particularly Turkish groups (based on the text). There are several text files with code scripts as well.

 

I'm not sure if any law enforcement would be interested in this, or who to contact.

Perhaps the Bleeping Computer community could use this info?

 

The url's landing page is for some asian medical services (likely bogus), but one of the sub-folders shows the hacker's pages.

I won't post the site url here, but any guidance would be appreciated. I would hate to simply forget about this possible resource.

 

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:07 PM

I suppose it's possible you may have stumbled upon a honeypot (an easily accessible website deliberately designed by, say an intelligence service, to attract people interested in the content), but if it's actually an accidentally unsecured malicious site, what to do would depend on what legal jurisdiction both you and the site are under. The police service in your area should have a cybercrime division you could at least talk to. However where the site is hosted will probably govern what can or should be done.


Edited by Platypus, 04 March 2018 - 09:08 PM.

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#3 BugZapper

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:00 AM

Thanks, Platypus.






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