Dormant VPSB Pathogen
Hacker leaks data for nearly 1,7 million users
According to uid0, the Mac Forums database contains the private details of over 291,000 users, the Hot Scripts database comprises details of over one million users, and the Web Hosting Talk data dump contains details on over 400,000 users.
The hacker is asking for 1.2 Bitcoin (~$800) for the Mac Forums database, and 3 Bitcoin (~$2,000) for each of the Hot Scripts and Web Hosting Talk databases.
edited to add:
shit security practices by Penton so "reportedly breached" is probably true. Examples: both TheWhir and the HotScripts blog are running the very vulnerable and outdated WordPress 4.3.1 so it wouldn't surprise me if a hacker was able to compromise their servers. You'd think a company like Penton with $364 mill in revenues and 1200 employees would have someone on staff who had the sense to keep their software patched...guess not.
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