Hacking paid dating sites
The news comes via Leaked Source, a site that monitors data breaches, which has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts.
Though “Guccifer 2.0” maintained that he was a lone “hacktivist” committed to “fight all those illuminati,” a U. intelligence assessment concluded with “high confidence” that the G. U., Russia’s military intelligence service, was operating the “Guccifer 2.0” persona, which communicated through Twitter, a Word Press blog, and a series of burner e-mail accounts.
In late-July, “Guccifer 2.0” began following Stone, the only Trump World figure among the small group followed by the hackers.
Beginning in mid-June, for nearly four months TSG had intermittent contact with “Guccifer 2.0” via the “@GUCCIFER_2” Twitter account and several e-mail accounts (from which hundreds of stolen documents were transmitted to the site). ” “Guccifer 2.0” surfaced on June 15, a day after The Washington Post reported that the DNC had been hacked and that security experts concluded that the Russian government was behind the intrusion. This is Guccifer 2.0 and this is me who hacked Democratic National Committee.” After bragging that the DNC hack was “easy, very easy,” “Guccifer 2.0” noted that, “The main part of the papers, thousands of files and mails, I gave to Wikileaks.” Attached to the introductory e-mail were an assortment of documents stolen from the DNC’s servers.
Significantly less information about users has been leaked, however — while Ashley Madison included everything from photos and sexual preferences to addresses, the Friend Finder breach is limited to more basic information like email addresses, passwords, and registration dates.
That said, given the nature of the sites affected, it has the potential to be compromising to some users if the data starts circulating widely.