Hackers have taken over the websites of some of the world’s most prestigious jewelry brands, using a new technique that allows them to steal their data and send it to third parties for their own profit.
The hack was first reported by the BBC on Friday, where the hacker is known only as “Caleb”.
The BBC said that “Climb” is also believed to be a member of Anonymous.
Caleb, who also goes by the handle @_carp, is a British man who has been active in Anonymous since at least 2010.
The website he uses to access the sites has been down for over two weeks, with no apparent ransom being paid.
The BBC reported that “a message from Caleb was received by the hacker saying the website was down”.
“He told the BBC that the site was down because of a technical glitch and that he would pay for the server hosting the website, according to a message on his Twitter account.”
I have a nice shiny new website,” Caleb wrote on Friday.
The hacker, who goes by @_Climbed, said he would be paying for the website’s servers.
The message, which was later deleted, said: “Thanks for all the support, you’re a hero.”
Caleb is believed to have also used the website of a luxury car company, the owner of a company that makes luxury jewellery and an international luxury brand.
The BBC said:The website of the luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz is also down, with a message saying that “some technical glitch has been detected” and asking for “the help of our users”.
We have been working hard to ensure this is fixed,” Daimle told the newspaper. “
Daimle has never had this kind of problem in its history,” the tweet read.
“We have been working hard to ensure this is fixed,” Daimle told the newspaper.
“We are also working to ensure that all our users receive the updated software.”
The tweets also suggested that the German luxury car maker was in financial trouble.