As seen by Hackread.com, among other sensitive data, the database includes Guns.com administrator, WordPress, and Cloud log in credentials in plain-text format.
As the domain name indicates, Guns.com is a major Minnesota, US-based platform to buy and sell guns online. It is also home to news and updates for gun owners and enthusiasts around the world. However, on March 9th, 2021, a database apparently belonging to Guns.com was dumped on an infamous hacker forum.
The actor behind the data dump claimed that it includes 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 marketplaces.
What data has been leaked?
According to Hackread.com’s analysis, the data contains highly sensitive information of Guns.com’s administrators and customers including:
• User IDs
• Full names
• Almost 400,000 email addresses
• Password hashes
• Physical addresses
• Magneto IDs
• Phone numbers
• Account creation date
One of the folders in the leaked database includes customers’ bank account details including:
• Full name
• Bank name
• Account type
• Dwolla IDs
However, credit card numbers or VCC numbers were not leaked.
Guns.com admin login credentials also leaked
Additionally, an Excel file in the database as seen by Hackread.com seems to contain 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.
Guns.com, back in January, did acknowledge a breach occurred but it now sounds like it was worse than originally indicated. At the time, the attack looked to be centered on taking down guns.com and now taking the data.
But the bank data, if shared, and physical addresses along with sales history is all personally identifiable information that needs to now be watched if you did any business with guns.com. Be careful of schemes, false charges, phishing, and other scams linked to breaches of the like. If you used common emails and passwords those should be changed as well.