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Europe's largest brokerage company BDSwiss was the victim of a data breach

Europe's largest brokerage company BDSwiss was the victim of a data breach

by sigismund » 2016-09-12 11:19:31


Hackers have put up for sale by the documents of the company related to money laundering.


One of the largest in Europe a binary options broker BDSwiss was the victim of a hacker attack. As a result of hacking or leakage of data stored on the servers of the company of information related to money laundering, as well as the data of passports and credit cards.

September 5 this year, the grouping of The Control (l) Group hacked the official website BDSwiss and stole confidential information, some of which then spread across the Network via file sharing service Mega. The hacker's goal was to publicize the illegal activities of the company. In particular, they accused BDSwiss in the laundering of funds redirected from Cyprus to Kosovo through Raiffeisen Bank.

The attackers also left to broker a short message in German, accusing him of contacts with right-wing extremists, murder and fraud.

The researchers Hacked-DB analyzed the leaked data and came to the following conclusions. In total, hackers stole from servers BDSwiss 75,4 GB of data, but published only a small part as a sample. The remaining part of the archive, the attackers put up for sale for 65 bitcoins (about 2 533 223.

Published archive contains documents such as Bank statements, copies of passports, contracts with employees of the company, etc. In several folders also includes information related to money laundering, the scanned copies of Bank cards Visa, as well as information on the status of accounts and transactions. Another folder contains the TXT and Docx files with unencrypted passwords of the users. In the folder "Rechtsradikale Reisen". "Right tourism") are pictures of a man depicting the Nazi salute.

Folder "Ungesicherte
Kundendaten" (it. "Unprotected user data") contains personally
identifiable information such as first and last names, nationality, as
Bank accounts and so on, Still in the same folder as the researchers found the pictures
Nude Hollywood stars Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence leaked in
the result of a hacker attack in 2014.
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