Albania Pirate Group thrown off Facebook for second time in a month

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Hackers who have been sharing information publicly on Facebook about how to break into computer systems have had their pages shut down for the second time in a month.

The Albania Pirate Group (APG) was first thrown off the social network earlier this month, after Sophos researchers contacted Facebook’s Security Team.

Smarting slightly, the group appears to have attempted to regroup on Facebook – creating a new page and – again – openly sharing passwords of breached systems.

In the Facebook page we discovered yesterday, we found that the Albania Pirate Group had been posting details of Twitter accounts they had hacked, and usernames and passwords for RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) servers – making it simple for hackers to get unauthorised remote access to computer systems…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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