Threat Actor Targets Guns.com, Spills Sensitive Information on Dark Web – E Hacking News


As the domain name suggests, Guns.com is a major Minnesota, US-based platform to buy and sell guns online. It is also home to news and updates for firearm owners and lovers around the globe. However, on March 9th, 2021, a database seemingly belonging to Guns.com was dumped on the popular dark web site ‘Raid Forums’.

Earlier this week, a large cache of files allegedly stolen from Guns.com also appeared on Raid Forums. The hackers behind this data dump claimed that files contain a complete database of Guns.com along with its source code. They further added that the breach took place somewhere around the end of 2020 and the data was sold privately meaning on Telegram channels or dark web forums.

According to the analysis of Hackread.com, data dump contains substantial gun buyer information including user IDs, full names, nearly 400,000 email addresses, password hashes, physical addresses, zip codes, city, state, magneto IDs, contact numbers, and account creation date.

One of the folders in the leaked database includes customers’ bank account details including full name, bank name, account type, and dwolla IDs. However, credit card numbers or VCC numbers were not leaked. 

The data dump also contains Guns.com login credentials, an Excel file in the database seems to be containing sensitive login details of Guns.com including its administrator’s WordPress, MYSQL, and Cloud (Azure) credentials. However, it is unclear whether these credentials are recent, old, or already changed by the site’s administrators amid the breach.

This can have a devastating effect on the company since all admin credentials including admin emails, passwords, login links, and server addresses are in plain text format. With this kind of sensitive information available from this hack, a skilled hacker could commit several identity fraud schemes, be well equipped to target victims with phishing scams or other malicious activities.



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