Facebook for hackers shut down in Pakistan

Facebook for hackers shut down in Pakistan
Facebook for hackers shut down in Pakistan 

By John Leyden 
The Register
13th July 2010 

Five alleged hackers have been arrested by the Pakistani authorities in 
raids that led to the closure the Pakbugs hacking and carding forum.

The operation, run by Pakistan's Cyber Crime department of Federal 
Investigation Agency (FIA), followed complaints by "national and 
multinational organisations" over a series of website defacement and 
hack attacks. Pakbugs is blamed for running amok across thousands of 
websites belonging to various governmental and non-governmental 
organisations in Pakistan and elsewhere, local telecoms blog PakSpider 

Police seized computer equipment during the arrests of the five 
suspects. Others suspects remain at large, including Jawaad Ehsan, 
thought to live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A Pakistani government press statement explains that the suspects are 
thought to have expertise in a range of cybercrime techniques, including 
botnet management, phishing and carding.


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