To live happy, live hidden. One could imagine that this maxim would find an echo very particular in those with illegal activities. Yet, the Citizen Lab in Toronto has just identified a group of hackers, mercenaries named the "Dark Basin" thanks to the publications of several members on the social networks. Hackers who targeted patrons, journalists, NGOS or political actors valued and their skills that are very specific to LinkedIn, says Numerama.
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"Penetration of e-mail"
In effect, the Citizen Lab was able to identify the various through of the elements for the least original. In the context of some hacking attempts, the members of the company did not hesitate to use personal documents as... their CV. Social networks also show a real propensity to lay claim to their activities. On LinkedIn, some employees BellTroX have indicated among their skills : "industrial espionage ", "penetration of e-mail" or " directorate of operations of cyber espionage ".
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Among those who recommend their work, we find police officers, private detectives and even a canadian official, details Numerama. Lack of evidence, the Citizen Lab is careful, however, to give names of sponsors. The site BellTroX has been taken off-line after the publication of the study researchers in computer security. The Citizen Lab is hoped, however, to retrieve new testimonies of victims.