Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

Summary: A hacking group from Nepal known as TeamSwaStika, has published 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts on Pastebin.

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A hacking group from Nepal known as TeamSwaStika, has published 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts on Pastebin for everyone to see and take advantage of.

The group appears to have obtained the stolen accounting data, through either phishing, or data mining malware-infected hosts for Facebook credentials. Another alternative would be that they have purchased the cache containing the stolen credentials from a specific service reselling accounting data, as these services are quite popular within the cybercrime ecosystem nowadays.

As a precaution, Facebook users are advised to periodically change their passwords from a malware-free host.

Topics: Security, Social Enterprise

Dancho Danchev

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    can you put a link to their website so that we can check the stolen passwords???maybe i might get a hit... i know i can google it...but why not make it easier???
    Mohater
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Mohater Shady!!!

      If security is a concern you would just change your password, why would you need to check???
      Parassassin
      • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

        @Parassassin umm, to see if your data has been compromised? I, for one, would like to know if my world has been invaded. Who knows what they could have done while they had access? It'd be nice to know if I need to spend a day reviewing all of my posts and messages and application security settings in addition to changing my password.
        cabdriverjim
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Mohater If you THINK your account might be on there, go ahead and change your password. THEN look. You won't feel sorry, even if you were wrong then.
      ZazieLavender
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    @cabdriverjim
    If you think your account may have been compromised, you probably shouldn't be trying to get proof. I would just spend some time double-checking just to make sure. If you think you've been hacked, what's a few hours of checking going to hurt?
    swmace
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    A group that calls themselves "TeamSwaStika" but apparently uses the motto "Fight for justice" | "Justice to Freedom"?

    I never knew the Nazis were all about freedom and justice.
    Hallowed are the Ori
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Hallowed are the Ori Nobody said these people were intelligent...
      jmwells21
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Hallowed are the Ori although swastikas mean "Nazi" in the West, they are an ancient symbol and heavily used in the East. There are even highly respectable Indian companies that use it on their web pages. I have no idea how Team SwaStika means it, just pointing out that most of the world use it for something other than "Nazi".
      Forrest Christian
      • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

        @Forrest Christian Glad you pointed that out; very few people are aware that the swastika is actually a Sanskrit character (letter of the alphabet) that denotes power, or the channeling of supernatural power. It's not surprising that a megalomaniac such as Hitler chose it as a symbol of his 'Third Reich'- perhaps he actually believed that the use of such an ancient synbol would assure his victory. But we all know how that turned out...
        xplorer1959
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Hallowed are the Ori
      I won't echo the comments made by the intelligent posters. Symbols are co opted all the time. Christians didn't drop the use of the crucifix when white racists burned crosses. The use by the Nazis of Roman iconography (which America uses) shouldn't stain their original purpose. Look into books on metaphysics and find out the usage of symbols we use today. People still drive Volkswagen and Benz right?
      vince7@...
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    Tis true, tis true...The American Indians/Native Americans used it too, only it was reversed from the Nazi version, I believe.
    FTW, Freedom Thru Wisdom
    Lil ndn
  • Nepal??? Are they sure the "team" is from there

    It's been a while, but pretty sure to find these guys in Nepal all you have to do is go to the house that has electricity. You can also open up the Nepal phone book and grab the 5 people listed there for questioning.

    From the text on the attached image and the twitter feed, I doubt they could even find Nepal on a map of Europe.
    dbisse@...
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @dbisse@...

      Or find Nepal on a map of Nepal.
      Hallowed are the Ori
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    Funny guys. How is publishing 10k facebook accounts is "Fight for justice" | "Justice to Freedom" :)
    Now somebody's annoying baby pictures will be available to everybody! Freedom to baby pictures! Yeah.
    paul2011
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    It is not a big deal. Make it 100,000 and I will be excited :)

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    muratos
  • Nepal hacking group

    They have computers in Nepal?
    Ashtonian
    • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

      @Ashtonian - Yes we do. We are often overshadowed by the big countries around us but Nepal is a small country with potential..well potential not so well used in this particular case..
      supriya.shakya@...
  • RE: Hacking group from Nepal posts 10,000 stolen Facebook accounts online

    Swastika is a Sanskrit word and Nepal is the country where Sanskrit has been practiced for thousands of years.National language of the Nepal is also derived from Sanskrit. Swastika is the symbol of positiveness.Yes, the symbol was used by Hitler. Hitler had also borrowed this from Sanskrit.Still , there are many words in German which are borrowed from Sanskrit language.Lufthansa , the German airline name also comes from Sanskrit.Also, Nepal is not a small country.It seems small in a map because it is situated in between two large nations in the world.There are many other countries in the world who are smaller than Nepal.Many people still think that Nepal is a part of India. This is because of lack of knowledge and study.Nepal as a nation is older than India. It was already there as a sovereign nation a long before India was established.Don't get confused.It is a country of great Gurkha and the birthplace of Lord Buddha.Though it is developing country but the educated people of Nepal have shown talent in the national and international arena.There are lots of software companies in Nepal that export millions dollars of software to European and American Market each year.
    Nirajbro
  • Hi dear

    I Need good hacker to tell me how can i stole other password
    susana.omer