28 Mart 2011 Pazartesi

treasure hunter

Ok, I am sufficiently absent minded. I read this piece yesterday but, I forgot to share it. It turns out that the folks over at Finjan have discovered a server loaded with stolen personal information. Apparently it was housing 1.4GB worth of purloined info. They have dubbed it a “crimeserver”.
How cute.
From Reuters:
A Web security firm said on Tuesday it had tipped off international banks and police after finding a huge trove of stolen business and personal data amassed on a server in the space of just three weeks.
Finjan Inc said it had notified the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, police in various countries and more than 40 financial institutions in the United States, Europe and India about the discovery of the so-called “crimeserver”.
“This server was running for about three weeks and within this period it managed to collect 1.4 gigabytes of data. It is indeed the largest treasure we’ve found in this very short time,” Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer of the California-based firm, said in a phone interview from Israel.
The stolen data consisted of 5,388 unique log files including 1,037 from Turkey, 621 from Germany, 571 from the United States, 322 from France, 308 from India and 232 from Britain.