Another day, another hack. This time its not CIA secret files or Sony PlayStation but rather…a military dating website.
And the lovelies over at Lulzsec – a break away group from original hacktivist Anonymous – have ‘fessed up to the hack, which resulted in 170,000 users having their private details held by dating site MilitarySingles.com exposed to the world over.
LulzSec, many of whom were arrested for previous hacking offenses, admitted the deed online and are now calling themselves “LulzSec Reborn” – posting a message on PasteBin, according to Sophos.
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The cheeky hacktivists said: “The website http://www.militarysingles.com/ was recently closed day ago or so, so we dumped email db [database]”There are emails such as @us.army.mil ; @carney.navy.mil ; @greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil ; @microsoft.com ; etc.
The total loot was just south of 171000 email contact details, names and addresses.
“If you know anyone who has ever used the Military Singles website, it would be a good idea to tell them to change their password as a precaution – and to ensure that they are not using the same password anywhere else,” warn security gurus Sophos.