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Twitter Vulnerability Allows Hacker to Delete Credit Cards from Any Twitter Account

Twitter Vulnerability Allows Hacker to Delete Credit Cards from Any Twitter Account

September 16, 2014Swati Khandelwal
At the beginning of this month, just like other social networks, Twitter also started paying individuals for any flaws they uncover on its service with a fee of $140 or more offered per flaw under its new Bug Bounty program, and here comes the claimant. An Egyptian Security Researcher, Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Aboul-Ela , who have been rewarded by many reputed and popular technology giants including Google, Microsoft and Apple, have discovered a critical vulnerability in Twitter’s advertising service that allowed him deleting credit cards from any Twitter account. FIRST VULNERABILITY Initially, Aboul-Ela found two different vulnerabilities in ads.twitter.com, but both the flaws was having the “ same effect and impact. ” First flaw exists in the Delete function of credit cards in payments method page, https://ads.twitter.com/accounts/[account id]/payment_methods By choosing the Delete this card function, an ajax POST request is sent to the server. The post parameters se
Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

August 28, 2014Wang Wei
Hackforums - one of the popular hacking forum in the world - has been hacked and defaced by the famous Egyptian hacker with the online handle Eg-R1z . HackForums is popular among both whitehats and blackhats. On one end of the spectrum, HackForums helps over 110,000 hacking community members to remove dangerous malware off of their computers, as well as promotes research and learning of various malwares. But on the other end, it servers as a great platform for hackers and cyber thieves as well, who posts infected material in order to victimize others. The website is hosted in Europe on a server and expected to be earning an estimated $7,316 USD on a daily basis. Last night, hackforums.net went dark with a defacement message that reads: "[403 Forbidden Error] - You might be blocked by your IP, Country, or ISP." That's really nasty msg guys , don't u think so?! Just sending greets from Egypt i-Hmx , H3ll C0D3 , Egyptian.H4x0rZ ./Eg-R1z Cr3w It i
Yahoo vulnerability allows Hacker to delete 1.5 million records from Database

Yahoo vulnerability allows Hacker to delete 1.5 million records from Database

March 01, 2014Anonymous
Yahoo! The 4th most visited website on the Internet has been found vulnerable multiple times, and this time a hacker has claimed to spot a critical vulnerability in the Yahoo! sub-domain ' suggestions.yahoo.com ', which could allow an attacker to delete the all the posted thread and comments on Yahoo's Suggestion Board website. Egyptian Cyber Security Analyst, ' Ibrahim Raafat ', found and demonstrated 'Insecure Direct Object Reference Vulnerability' in Yahoo's website on his blog . Exploiting the flaw escalates the user privileges that allow a hacker to delete more than 365,000 posts and 1,155,000 comments from Yahoo! Database . Technical details of the vulnerability are as explained below: Deleting  Comments: While deleting his own comment, Ibrahim noticed the  HTTP Header of POST request, i.e. prop=addressbook& fid=367443 &crumb=Q4 . PSLBfBe . & cid=1236547890 &cmd=delete_comment Where parameter ' fid ' is the
Hacker removed Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

Hacker removed Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

February 15, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Something unusual happened today, Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Timeline Cover Photo is removed, as shown in the above Screenshot. Suddenly, after few hours, I got a mail from an Egyptian Hacker with nickname ' Dr . FarFar ', claimed that he has hacked the Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Profile and removed the Cover Photo using a private exploit. The hacker has not provided any technical details about the vulnerability he used, but it seems that Zuckerberg has not noticed the removed Cover Photo on his profile. It could be possible that Zuckerberg removed his Cover Photo himself, and someone is trying to take responsibility for the changes, but I still have a positive feeling that - May be a Minor, but its a Hack! Previously in August 2013, Palestinian programmer discovered a security flaw in Facebook that allowed him to write a post on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal timeline without his permission. Well, we are trying to get more information from
Yahoo data leak by Virus_Hima, Why do we need a proactive security?

Yahoo data leak by Virus_Hima, Why do we need a proactive security?

December 17, 2012Anonymous
In November I was contacted for first time by the Egyptian Hacker named ViruS_HimA who announced me to have hacked into Adobe servers and leaked private data. The hacker violated Adobe servers gaining full access and dumping the entire database with more of 150,000 emails and hashed passwords of Adobe employees and customers/partner of the firm such as US Military, USAF, Google, Nasa DHL and many other companies. ViruS_HimA specifically addressed the inefficient and slow patch management process that leaves exposed for long period “big companies”.  " When someone report vulnerability to them, It take 5-7 days for the notification that they've received your report!! It even takes 3-4 months to patch the vulnerabilities! Such big companies should really respond very fast and fix the security issues as fast as they can .” Like , we reported two days before that one month old reported critical vulnerability of account hijacking in Outlook and Hotmail  is still wo
Yahoo Mail hijacking exploit available for $700

Yahoo Mail hijacking exploit available for $700

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
An Egyptian hacker “ TheHell ” is selling an exploit in $700 that allows individuals to hijack a Yahoo! email account. The method is shown off in a video that was posted on YouTube. A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw on Yahoo! Mail creates a means to steal cookies and hijack accounts. In order to work, the victim must click on a malcious link. Upon doing so, the user’s cookies will be stolen and he or she will be redirected back to the Yahoo! email home page. " I'm selling Yahoo stored xss that steal Yahoo emails cookies and works on ALL browsers ," "TheHell" explained. " And you don't need to bypass IE or Chrome xss filter as it do that itself because it's stored xss ." Yahoo! has been notified and is looking for the security hole, which it says can be fixed in a few hours once discovered. They says this XSS flaw falls into the category of a stored vulnerability, which inserts malicious code into a file, database, or back-end system. The mali
Hacker hacked into Adobe servers and dump data of 150000 users

Hacker hacked into Adobe servers and dump data of 150000 users

November 14, 2012Anonymous
This morning I received the news of new attacks against Adobe, an Egyptian Hacker named ViruS_HimA hacked into Adobe servers and leaked private data. The hacker claims to have violated Adobe servers gaining full access and dumping the entire database with more of 150,000 emails and hashed passwords of Adobe employees and customers/partner of the firm such as US Military, USAF, Google, Nasa DHL and many other companies. The leaked file contains a list of for each account the following information: Firstname Lastname Title Phone Email Company Username Password hash The hacker declare that his intent was far from to destroy the business of the company, that's why he posted data leaked related only to Adobe, and belonging the domains "*.mil" and ".gov". Which is the motivation of the attack? The attack hasn't a politic motivation, ViruS_HimA desire to demonstrate that despite Adobe is one of the most important company in IT l
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