Southern Powerlifting Federation member data repeatedly dumped – does anyone there notice?
Today’s second example of an entity not knowing their data has been repeatedly dumped is Southern Powerlifting Federation.
On April 7, “Jabb” (@Versifyings) dumped some of their smf_members database on Pastebin. The dump consisted of approximately 440 email addresses and hashed passwords. The database records indicate that there were over 15,000 records. Whether Jabbs acquired them all and only posted a subset is not known to DataBreaches.net. In a separate paste the previous day, Jabb had dumped some of their members’ full names, full postal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
But these were only the most recent data dumps, as this screen shot of Pastebin results for a search of southernpowerlifting.com reveals (click on image to enlarge):
On January 3, 2014, “ATCYBER” dumped 657 email addresses and hashed passwords from the database.
In October 2014, “Anonjibs” dumped 1,904 records from the same members’ database with the members’ IP addresses, names (not necessarily full name), and hashed passwords.
On December 21, 2014 “@N3twork” dumped 3,414 members’ records that contained username, real name, e-mail address, password (MD5), birth date, gender, AIM User (if any), User IP Address, and password salt. In a companion paste, @N3twork also dumped members’ private messages.
So the data dumped by “Jabb” are not new even if Jabb used a different url to gain access. A search of Pastebin shows that on a number of occasions going back to 2013, southernpowerlifting.com was reported as a site vulnerable to SQL injection. One such listing in September 2014 was viewed over 24,000 times.
DataBreaches.net attempted to alert Southern Powerlifting Federation using their website contact form last night. There was no response. A second attempt via the contact form was made earlier today. Again, no response.
While there doesn’t appear to be any financial information or Social Security numbers dumped (and none may even be collected by the site – DataBreaches.net does not know), given that people re-use passwords across sites, entities really do need to remain vigilant. Indeed, some states now require data breach notification if login credentials are compromised.
As noted in another post earlier today, entities should regularly google themselves, search for their domain on Pastebin, and/or check haveibeenpwned.com to see whether their information has been exposed.