News Alex Jones Website Hacked, thousands of users at risk

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  1. dawg

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    Tens of thousands of subscriber accounts for media company Infowars are being traded in the digital underground.

    Infowars, created by famed radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, produces radio, documentaries and written pieces. The dumped data relates to Prison Planet TV, which gives paying subscribers access to a variety of Infowars content. The data includes email addresses, usernames, and poorly hashed passwords.

    The administrator of breach notification site Databases.Land provided a copy of 100,223 records to Motherboard for verification purposes. However, every record appears to have been included twice in the data, making the actual number of user accounts closer to 50,000. Buckley Hamman from Infowars told Motherboard in an email that, "We have cross referenced the current dump versus our current db and it is data from an old breach that happened in 2012 and was dealt with at that time."

    Motherboard tested 20 random email addresses and their corresponding usernames on the signup page for Prison Planet TV. Of those, 19 were already linked to accounts on the site, and although one email address wasn't registered, its username was.

    At the time of writing, two victims in the dump reached by Motherboard confirmed that they had signed up to Infowars/PrisonPlanet.

    The passwords are hashed with the notoriously weak MD5 algorithm, meaning they should be trivial for hackers to crack. Indeed, Motherboard successfully obtained the actual password for a number of users with a free online service.

    The user accounts are in a SQL format file, implying that the data may have been obtained via SQL-injection, an ancient and yet often still effective type of web attack. (However, exactly how the data was stolen from the site is not confirmed).

    The lesson: Users can never really be sure how a website is going to store their passwords. Instead of gambling, and just hoping that they've been hashed appropriately, users should make sure to sign up to different services with unique passwords. That way, when one site is hacked and its hashes cracked, the damage will be largely limited to that one site.

    Another day, another hack.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/infowars-accounts-hacked-prison-planet-alex-jones
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Alex Jones is obviously having a seizure and stroke in the picture. He is not well.

    Anyone can make a diagnosis of people by picture. :grad:
     
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    I read or hear the name Alex Jones and I hear in my head that clip of him crying like a fucking imbecile
     
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    The truth is out there.

    .....often times... quite literally.
     
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    So busy with rubbish conspiracies he ignores the mundane and very real threat right in front if him.:lmao:

    But maybe: It's the fish people.



    Or maybe it's the same Obama team that created tornados with helicopters and military jets.



    Jones is a platinum level :dickhead:
     
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    Very true lesson.
    If you use the same passwords across sites, or use your real birthday, or don't make up fictional security questions, or don't make complex passwords, you're retarded. Especially five years from now when hacking technology advances and some of these sites' security doesn't.
     
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    Popcorn ceilings?
     
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    Fuck this clown and his followers. I'm still pissed about his "reporter" screaming about false flag shit at the boston marathon bombing press conference. Fucking cock monkey!
     
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    Well, the problem is they store credit card info, addresses etc...

    The only thing we store here is email addresses and i would hope that people use a throw away for dawgshed.
     
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    Their parents are going to be so pissed.
     
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    The hack is false flag perpetrated by the elite globalists as they install their Luciferian plan of trans-humanism in an effort to usher in the anti-christ for the rule of their one-world government.

    Or could be some Russian joker in his underwear in his basement.
     
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    MSM TROLLED WITH RECYCLED INFOWARS HACK STORY
    News outlets report on years old story

    http://www.infowars.com/msm-trolled-with-recycled-infowars-hack-story/

    A four-year-old hack on Infowars’ streaming website prisonplanet.tv is being recirculated by media outlets as a new breach.
    Infowars has investigated and examined the latest dump and determined that the information comes from the 2012 incident. At the time of that breach, Infowars notified users, reset passwords and took numerous steps to harden our systems to prevent further attacks.
    Infowars stopped using the MD5 algorithm to hash passwords and began using a more secure method after the breach as well.
    Although the information being reported is outdated, Infowars has once again forced a password reset in order to ensure the safety of prisonplanet.tv users.
    Why news outlets are now choosing to report on this hack, which has been publicly known for years, remains to be seen.
     
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    Info wars said it must be true. You must be one of those gullible marks getting duped by tin hat news. I hear you can make a fortune over duping the stupid with conspiracy theories. I may need to start a conspiracy YouTube channel :bigthink
     
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    Of course they will downplay it so the stupid will continue putting their credit cards in there :facepalm: