While eBay is upgrading their interface
it got severe security problems underneath which it tries to cover up. Firemeg
, a blog dedicated to eBay watching, has a rather comprehensive report about the latest doings of Vladuz, a Romanian hacker. Vladuz, who's intention it is to reveal the security issues, broke into the Trust & Safety board at eBay.com and posted "information of fifteen different eBay members, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account and routing numbers, ATM PIN numbers, mother's maiden names, driver's license numbers, as well as home addresses and full contact information". It took the persons in charge nearly an hour before everything was deleted. But Vladuz was not beaten, he posted all the information again on 12 different subforums again.
As I already wrote, this is not the only thing Vladuz has done so far. At the end of February he was active in the eBay forums using a so called 'pinkliner' account, an account which got Administrator's rights. eBay, in order to appease the nervous public, said he just got aware of 'some' account login. But the real dubious thing is that the name of this account was "vladuzsgi" - what a coincidence...