Hacks, hacks, everywhere, Monday edition
“Rubber” (@smitt3nz on Twitter) has been busy, it seems. Here are just some of the hacks and data dumps posted in that Twitter account over the past few months.
784 users of chickencycles.co.uk had their usernames and passwords hacked and leaked. Some of the passwords were cracked and the cracks provided.
1,710 users of artrookie.co.uk had their usernames, encrypted passwords, and email addresses hacked and leaked.
586 users of pccongress.org.uk had their first and last name, password, and email address hacked and dumped. Running some of the passwords through an MD5 decrypted revealed 4-digit numbers.
1,577 users of igcd.net had their usernames, encrypted passwords, and e-mail addresses hacked and dumped.
1,596 customers of killersites.com had their payer_id, subscr_id, payer_name,subscr_type, payer_email, expire_date, and payer_password (in plain text) hacked and leaked. This incident was disclosed on Twitter on November 3. As of today’s date, the library subdomain in question is no longer available.
Almost 1,100 users or employees of lexpublib.org had their usernames, encrypted passwords, email addresses, and login numbers hacked and dumped.
9,723 users of chromeplay.com had their username, password, email address, and user_ip address hacked and dumped. The passwords could be decrypted with an MD5 decrypter.
6,580 users of Wesnoth had their usernames and encrypted passwords hacked and dumped.
1,671 users of the-athenaeum had their username, password, salt, and email addresses hacked and dumped. Some had also provided their Twitter, jabber, and Facebook information. As of today’s date, the domain registration has expired for that domain.
And if the Ashley Madison dump wasn’t enough for you, “Rubber” also hacked and dumped a number of dating/marriage sites:
The data dumps for the above tend to have the administrator’s login credentials in plain text with thousands of users’ names and email addresses.
Now none of these hacks are likely to make the media, but they are a reminder as to why entities need to check Twitter and other sites to learn if their data are out there for anyone to download. All of the hacks mentioned above still have the pastes available. In two cases, DataBreaches.net has sent emails to alert the entities, but frankly, I don’t have time to notify every organization who winds up hacked.