During our analysis we observed 3 payments to the Bitcoin addresses used by the extortionists, as such, it seems innocent victims fell for this scam and paid the ransom. A typical extortion email for this campaign looks like this, notice the opening paragraph with the password hidden by us :. We were able to retrieve this password together with the corresponding email address from leaked password databases. Of course, we can not be sure that the ransom was indeed paid by the victims and not by somebody else, but these specific amounts do indicate that there could be a relationship to the extortion mails. To protect the victims, we are not publishing any IOCs that could lead to their identification. View all posts by Didier Stevens.
Hundreds of thousands of users of a forum closely related to popular adult website Brazzers have been exposed in a data breach, with usernames and passwords exposed by hackers. The leak, which was disclosed by a breach notification website called vigilante. Like previous breaches at websites GTAGaming and Epic Games , the data leak has been blamed on security flaws in a piece of forum-building software called vBulletin. The full dataset was verified in part by Australian cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt and first reported by Vice Motherboard. Hunt manages a vital service called Have I Been Pwned which allows users to check if they are impacted in the leak. When it is active and in use, it allows users to chat about porn films hosted on the Brazzers network and discuss both the clips and their actors and actresses. Read More: Brazzers porn forum hacked: Nearly , usernames and passwords exposed online.
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What about your deepest, darkest secrets — like your sexual fantasies, or your desire to cheat on your spouse? Last week a hacker on the dark web forum known as The Real Deal was offering a trove of 3. What blows me away with Mate1 having plain text passwords, is nobody said "Hey, been a lot of breaches lately, we should check our things". Even with a super-slow cracking speed forced on an attacker by a password storage algorithm like bcrypt, a poorly-chosen password is likely to be cracked, because password-guessing programs deliberately try the most obvious passwords at the start.