SQL Dump from popular Indian BGR tech site leaked online

Hackers share SQL databases from unsecured AWS buckets, including the archive belonging to the BGR tech news site in India.

Hackers are sharing SQL databases from unsecured Amazon S3 buckets, one of them belongs to the BGR tech news site in India.

BGR, aka Boy Genius Report, is a popular technology-influenced website that covers topics ranging from consumer gadgets, to entertainment, gaming, and science. 

The data leak was first reported by experts from the security firm Under the Breach, the full SQL backup contains , emails, hashed passwords, and other information.

The site has about two million monthly users, it has over 210,000 followers on Twitter.

BREAKING: Actor dumps the MySQL database of https://t.co/iFsjvATWZZ (@BGRIndia) a huge Indian tech news site!– 2,000,000 monthly visitors, @BGR 11,650,000 monthly visitors!-Hacked due to exposed s3 AWS bucket.– Usernames, E-mails, Passwords and more.– Full SQL backup. pic.twitter.com/MA6lH6JKt6— Under the Breach (@underthebreach) February 26, 2020“A “full SQL dump” refers to all the posts on the site along with access credentials for authors and administrators. The potential for cybercriminal activity is obvious in this case.” reads a post on BleepingComputer.

“The researcher says that credentials were stored in hashed form, converted with a function in WordPress. In most cases, hackers pay to have the hashes cracked. On some specialized sites, this service is advertised at a reasonable price.”

According to the hackers that shared the links to the archive, the overall dump contains at least 36,000 emails and logins for the affected websites (tradinggame.au.com, in, and S3 Production). Experts found 16 SQL dumps contained in a 7 ZIP archive.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, BGR)

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