Hacker taunts eBay with attacks
Повеќе: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/oct/25/ebay.hackingThe auction site has been the target of a hacker called Vladuz, whose actions are causing concern to the website's users and owners alike. Danny Bradbury reports
Who is Vladuz? Since at least the start of this year, eBay has been looking for this hacker from eastern Europe. According to evidence seen by the Guardian, he is able to see the listings of and listen to telephone conference calls within eBay. Sources in the hacking community say that he claims to be listening in on some meetings held by eBay chief executive Meg Whitman.
Says eBay: "This fraudster is known to eBay, Romanian authorities and the US Secret Service who are all working towards securing an arrest and successful prosecution."
Concerned to reassure users, it adds: "The central eBay site is and always has been secure." The company says, however, that the "phone system is 'open' because we conduct calls with external parties who need access to it. Confidential calls made through our system require separate security information."