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I am not a top notch hacker, but I did spend most of my life attempting to stop hackers from accessing or damaging data. As part of my job, I had to know how hackers did their jobs and became moderately good at it.It may sound devious or somehow over the line, but would you buy a lock from a lock manufacturer that professed to know nothing about how a lock is picked? Anyway, with my limited talents I could easily have walked into the Friend Finder database and collected the same thing that ROR[RG] collected and, using it for analysis, written my story. Instead I went to ROR[RG]’s area where he had placed the data.However, much the same way metadata collection provides insight to the NSA, this type of information provides attackers with plenty of leverage that can be used against the public.Spear phishing becomes a lot easier when attackers not only have an email address, but also location, language, and race.That is, if Adult Friend Finder were using a solution that provided visibility into network traffic.Ziften ZFlow™ enables network visibility into the cloud to catch aberrant data transfers and attribute to specific executing processes.And there is some evidence that ne’er-do-wells are actively trading this data and planning to abuse it for financial gain.
I am personally aware of seven previous hacks and there are rumors of dozens, if not hundreds of prior hacks. The hacks that reach public awareness are extremely rare.
Another possible mechanism could have been hijacking ssh keys from a compromised admin account or github, but those tend to be secondary in most cases.
Either way, the database dump itself is 570 megabytes, and assuming the data was exfiltrated in a few large transactions, it would have been very noticeable on a network level.
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.All previous hacks of Adult Friend Finder that I am aware of were done by hackers who simply wanted to know whether their girlfriend, or boyfriend was possibly cheating on them.Hacks of this nature seldom reach the Surface Web, and thereby, the attention of the press.What's often not highlighted in these cases is the monetary value of such a breach.