@FBI, @WDPAnews, and @Europol recently seized “basetools.ws, a clearnet platform where users could buy and sell logins for C-Panels; and spambots on hacked sites; RDP server credentials; and SSH server credentials.
A hacker accessed basetool’s backend and downloaded the site’s database. The hacker threatened to send information on the site’s admins to the FBI, DHS, and DOJ. In a Pastebin paste, the hacker wrote, “MESSAGE TO BASETOOLS OWNER:
Hello, you have only 24 hours to PAY 50.000$ OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE EXPOSED AROUND THE WORLD & ALSO WE HAVE TOO MANY PROOFS THAT WE HAVENT INCLUDED THEM HERE AND THOSE WE WILL SENT TO THE RELEVANT BODIES LIKE: “DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY”, “HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATION”, “DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE”, “FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION”.”