Hookers.nl breach: cracking 57% of the passwords in three days

The weakness

The hack

The impact

The password hashes


  • Nearly a hundred users use a 10 digit password that matches the syntax of a Dutch cell phone number.
  • Cracked accounts include— among others — users from domains of Dutch governmental intuitions like the department of defense, foreign affairs and law enforcement.
  • Analysis of IP addresses shows that many of those users visit Hookers.nl from work.

Final words

data of various hacked vBulletin forums available for download



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