The first target was 24luv.com, where El Surveillance claims he hacked and dumped 92,937 users’ email addresses and plain-text passwords.I compromised this website about four months ago and I have been watching it for couple of months now I finally decided to warn all the users and anybody who’s thinking about join this service This dating website runs under a Russian black hat cyber criminals who aims to collect all your data As much as possible so they can target you or sell it in the underground market forms You’re data/personal information ain’t safe, So you are And you better start thinking about the long term damage this may/might cost you, Your family and friends There are plenty of profiles out here which are fake and even the reviews are editable and more Download Hacked accounts “Email & password” in plain-text Make sure you change all your passwords And make sure you warn anybody you know who uses/used this website I did my best & you should do the rest Stay safe mate The message was followed by an encouragement to users to follow Islam and the way of Allah.Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.Recently, I had a chance to review a package of dating scam emails, instructions, pictures, videos and love letter templates that are sold to scammers in the underground, and was struck by how commoditized this type of fraud has become.The dating scam package is assembled for and marketed to Russian-speaking hackers, with hundreds of email templates written in English and a variety of European languages.“Working with dozens of possible outcomes, they carefully lay out every possible response, including dealing with broke guys who fell in love online,” said Alex Holden, the security expert who intercepted the romance scam package.
The romance scam package urges customers to send at least a dozen emails to establish a rapport and relationship before even mentioning the subject of traveling to meet the target.
The database, uploaded to Sendspace, contains 127,395 email addresses and plain-text passwords, including 6,890 Hotmail logins, 42,450 Yahoo logins, and 25,664 Gmail logins.
I asked El Surveillance if he was serious about the claim that the site was run by Russian blackhats or if he was just trying to scare users off.
The scammer often pretends to be a young woman in an isolated or desolate region of Russia who is desperate for a new life, and the email from the girl’s supposed mother is intended to add legitimacy to the scheme.
Then there are dozens of pre-fabricated excuses for not talking on the phone, an activity reserved for the final stretch of the scam when the fraudster typically pretends to be stranded at the airport or somewhere else en route to the target’s home town.