Facebook shuts down Albania Pirate Group, after stolen passwords shared

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s easy to understand how hacking groups, involved in undercover cybercrime, might want to keep their activities hidden from the-powers-that-be and law enforcement agencies, and conduct their crimes in secrecy.

Which makes it all the more surprising when you stumble across a group apparently engaged in stealing and sharing login passwords for third party systems, doing so not just on a public-facing website, but on a page hosted by the world’s biggest social network.

A reader of Naked Security, who works at a Yorkshire-based security company, contacted us last week to tell us about a particular Facebook page they had stumbled across belonging to the Albania Pirate Group…

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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