A recent news article over at InfoWorld ( http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/hacker-selling-access-compromised-websites-gets-hacked-178103 ) talks about a hacker by the name of Srblche. He is known to try to profit from hacking by compromising systems for money, and he also runs an online store selling access to high profile websites and data. But in this article it doesn’t go into details about how he did these things, or talk about how he got caught. This article talks about a group of hackers known as d33ds decided to hack him.
Members of the hacking community accused Srblche in the past of stealing other people’s tools from underground forums and trying to profit from them, which might explain why d33ds targeted him.
“Anyone willing to pay for this service must be as stupid as he is,” d33ds wrote in its announcement of Srblche’s online catalogue being hacked. The group published information about the server, the password hashes of his customers and even the hacker’s administrative access code in plain text.
It’s common to think about how hackers break into peoples systems and try to steal things. What people don’t think about much is hackers hacking other hackers. This article made me start wondering how much this really goes on. Is it common for hackers to go after each other? I think it could easily be a common occurrence without it being known. The hacker being attacked has his ego and reputation to protect, and the hacker doing the hacking doesn’t want to get caught. So isn’t it possible this happens fairly often but details never get out?