Hackers from Goatse Security – the ones who claimed to have breached the official website of Oprah Winfrey around one week ago – say they’ve stolen “valuable information” from the systems of BillaBong, a popular casual clothing and sportswear manufacturer.
“We goatsesec hold valuable information from the Billabong database, we recently accessed the database from a PHP security flaw and figured that we'd exploit it,” the hackers wrote
“Also, more than 37,000 users are at risk due to this attack, we have a little spoiler for you, hours from now or even DAYS you will see the damage that can be done to a website because they cannot secure themselves.”
The “spoiler” consists of around one dozen usernames and password hashes, including ones that belong to the website’s administrators.
“This is only the beginning, these 2 upcoming weeks are going to be hell for Billabong, expect us,” Goatse Security members added.
If their claims are true, it wouldn’t be the first time when Billabong’s website is breached. Back in July, WikiBoat hackers penetrated
the company’s systems and leaked some 20,000 email addresses, usernames and passwords.
At the time, the company’s representatives issued a statement, promising to reinforce their security measures to avoid future incidents.