BitcoinTalk.org Database with 500k Accounts is Being Sold on the Dark Web
The database of BitcoinTalk.org, a popular Bitcoin forum founded and moderated by the Reddit Bitcoin moderator Theymos, is being sold on the dark web.
In May 2015, BitcoinTalk announced that its server was compromised due to social engineering against ISP NFOrce, a type of confidence trick utilized to gather information, fraud, or a system breach. The database compromised from the 2015 security breach was stolen by the dark web vendor ‘DoubleFlag,’ the same identity initiating the sale of the recently compromised database of Dropbox.
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2016-09-08.