Latvian hacker behind data theft at boards.ie - Times Online
I'm not sure what commercial advantage such a hacker could get from Boards.ie ?A computer hacker in Latvia was behind last month’s cyber attack on boards.ie, which resulted in the theft of data associated with thousands of its users.
The hacker has already used stolen passwords and email addresses to access credit from gambling websites, but the full scale of his activities is not yet clear. Gardai believe the theft of email addresses, passwords and other data, raises the prospect of long-term identity fraud, which could take more than a year to become known to a victim....
The cyber crime, the biggest in the history of the state, is the subject of an international inquiry involving Interpol, the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (GBFI) and the Latvian police.