Hacker site’s incriminating database published online by rival group
Hackers from Raidforums recently breached the site of rival hacking forum Cracked.to and spilled data for more than 321,000 of its members. The hackers did so while some of their victims were discussing cracking Fortnite accounts, selling software exploits, and engaging in other potentially illegal activities.
In all, the dump posted on Friday to Raidforums.com exposed 749,161 unique email addresses, breach-notification service HaveIBeenPwned reported. The published data also included users’ IP addresses, usernames, private messages, and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The database was generated by website forum application myBB. Cracked.to describes itself as a forum that provides “cracking tutorials, tools, combolists, marketplace and many more stuff!” Raidforums, meanwhile, offers forums on many of the same topics.
Ars reviewed a 2.11 gigabyte file published by Raidforums and found it contained nearly 397,000 private messages, many that aired the kinds of details most hackers strenuously avoid disclosing. The details included the usernames, email addresses, and IP addresses of people seeking to buy, sell, or support software or services for cracking accounts for popular video game Fortnite.