eBay goes hacker hunting in Romania

Thursday, 8 March 2007, 10:20 AM EST

More than two months after breaching eBay's employee servers, a hacker who calls himself Vladuz remains at large, despite the best efforts of the online auctioneer's security team and officials with law enforcement agencies in the US and eastern Europe.

So far, little public information is known for sure about Vladuz, who on at least two occasions has logged into eBay forums as an official customer service representative and then mocked the company's security. But the net is covered with bread crumbs left by a hacker who goes by that name, brazenly advertises cracking software and talks up his programming prowess. "This scam is perfect in many ways," he wrote on one site about a file he said steals eBay passwords.

At The Register.

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