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As usual, being a day late and a dollar short, by the time I knocked on the door he was selling incomplete segments of the database for non-exclusive use for ,000.That’s more than I make for an article, so paying him (he wanted bitcoins by the way) was out of the question.
The attack methodology deployed in this instance was not released, but it would be fair to assume that it leveraged a kind of SQL Injection attack or similar, where the information is wormed out of the back-end database through a flaw in the webserver.I briefly considered barging in, grabbing what I needed and taking off without leaving any trace, but, let’s face it, he wanted money for it, so I would be committing theft. Turning to the concept first proposed in the movie , where people were detained by acts called “Pre-Crime”, I contacted a friend of mine who had sucked up a copy of the database before ROR[RG] had a chance to lock it down and begin asking for cash.Part of me kept nagging that Google does the same thing with nearly everyone on earth a billion times a day – stealing our personal data — but such reasoning is the first act of making a criminal. I can only assume that this would be classified as pre-theft and, according to Federal and State statutes, pre-theft was not yet a crime.Of the 535 members of congress, only 16 Congressmen and two Senators were members of this adult website. Another 230,000 or so rank and file employees of fortune 500 companies were also members – following in the footsteps of their admired superiors no doubt. Of the 2,400,000 odd employees of the Federal Government, we find a measly 120,000 or so who were members. When I tell you, however, that over 90 percent of all these members accessed the website, perused photographs (mostly naked or semi-naked), sent texts and emails and shared fascinating sexual fantasies with uncountable numbers of people while on the job and while using government or corporate computers, you might raise an eyebrow or two.The above tragically fascinating information comes from a well publicized hack of Adult Friendfinder, accomplished last week by “ROR[RG]”, a hacker living in the beautiful and magical city of Bangkok, Thailand.For a hack to reach public awareness someone has to make a serious mistake, or they are demanding money or some other asset or, in the case of ROR[RG], they have an ax to grind.ROR[RG] insisted that Adult Friend Finder (the company) owed a friend of his nearly a quarter of a million dollars.In this case, the administrator would have had two opportunities to notice the abnormality: 1) At the database level, as the data was extracted.2) At the webserver level, where an abnormal amount of traffic would be sent to a specific address.And there is some evidence that ne’er-do-wells are actively trading this data and planning to abuse it for financial gain.Within hours after data on tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of m Spy users leaked onto the Deep Web, miscreants on the “Hell” forum (reachable only via Tor) were busy extracting countless Apple i Tunes usernames and passwords from the archive.