back to article Researchers unmask Indian 'infosec' firm to reveal hacker-for-hire op that targeted pretty much anyone clients wanted

Canada's Citizen Lab laboratory has uncovered a hacks-for-hire phishing operation targeting anyone from political activists and oligarchs to lawyers and CEOs that hit more than 10,000 email inboxes over seven years. The North American outfit claims to have traced the so-called Dark Basin campaign to an Indian firm called …

  1. DJV Silver badge

    BellTroX

    Hmm, is it significant that if you "uncross" the X they become BellTroll?

  2. cantankerous swineherd Silver badge

    the report gives clues as to the phishers customers:

    https://citizenlab.ca/2020/06/dark-basin-uncovering-a-massive-hack-for-hire-operation/

  3. don't you hate it when you lose your account Silver badge

    I'm calling

    From Microsoft

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I'm calling

      Actually, it's usually:

      I'm calling from Windows

  4. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Facepalm

    facepalm

    the whole (alleged) thing deserves a ginormous tactical facepalm...

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    cough cough

    "A wildcard hack-whoever-you-like operation masquerading as an infosec company to deter casual investigation seems like a novel development, however."

    There's this Israeli company that's been in the news that would like a word with you.

  6. JanetED

    Hire a Hacker

    Hiring a hacker these days seems like a pain in butt because not only that you want to hire a hacker, but you are also trying not to hire the wrong people. I have hired two hackers in the past and the outcome was not pleasurable. My thoughts on hiring a hacker is never hire a hacker to always insist on upfront payment. Once they get that payment, you might not here from them anymore. Hackers using Gmail account is a NO NO as 90% of them are fake.

    Deep web is only the place to find hackers listing their services on onion site. CryptBB forum is the new stock market for hackers as of last month, It has verified hackers that are only let in after completing a task related to hacking. It is also a user friendly forum.

    I got some phone hack from cryptBB forum through Barrysanchez AT hackermailDOTcom and the real reason why I hired them was the NO UPFRONT POLICY on their profile . Most of the hackers there offer no upfront too as they are all trying to keep more customers.

    Always make sure you make payment only via anonymous means of payment to keep you and your identity safe.

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