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Hackers Leak Details of 6, 000 Numericable Customers After Firm Refuses to Pay Up
From: Erica Absetz <erica () riskbasedsecurity com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:44:58 -0500
Rex Mundi hackers have leaked 6,000 user records allegedly stolen from
the servers of telecoms company Numericable Belgium.
The data leaked on dpaste.de consists of email addresses, names, phone
numbers, mobile phone numbers, and addresses, along with Numericable's
The hackers claim they’ve asked Numericable to pay €22,000 ($29,000),
but the company has refused to give in to extortion.
“As usual, we offered this company a chance to prevent their customer
data from being released over the Internet. To prevent this from
happening, all Numericable had to do was to pay us 22,000 Euros,” the
hackers wrote next to the leaked data.
“In life, when someone makes a mistake, especially a mistake that
could potentially have grave consequences for other people, you would
expect that person to man up and own up to it,” they added.
“But not Numericable. They failed to protect their servers and then
failed to take the appropriate steps to prevent confidential data
involving their past, future or present customers from being leaked
over the Internet.”
A couple of days ago, the company’s CIO, Martial Foucart, told RTL
that he received an email in which the hackers claimed to have stolen
Foucart admitted that the hackers managed to breach their site.
However, the company was confident that they couldn’t have obtained
customer data because it was kept separately from the rest of the
Numericable was determined not to pay the ransom money. Instead, they
Rex Mundi claims that the company lied to the media.
“We therefore encourage the media to use the phone numbers and email
addresses listed in this leak to ask if those people ever entered
their private information on Numericable's website. If the answer is
positive, you will then know that Numericable lied to you and to the
general public,” the hackers said.
On Tuesday, the hackers claimed to have breached the systems of
another Belgian company, namely the recruitment agency Habeas.
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- Hackers Leak Details of 6, 000 Numericable Customers After Firm Refuses to Pay Up Erica Absetz (Jul 17)