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Guntrader website CRM database has been breached

Exploit: Hacking

Guntrader: Gun Ownership Management System

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Risk to Business: 1.705 = Severe

Hackers hit a website used for buying and selling firearms in the UK making off with a 111,000-entry database containing partial information from a CRM product used by gun shops across the UK. The SQL database-powered both the buy-and-sell website and its electronic gun shop register product, comprising about 111,000 users and dating between 2016 and 17 July this year. The Information Commissioner’s Office was informed and an investigation is underway.

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Individual Risk: 1.622 = Severe

The database that the hackers scored provided a wealth of information about firearms enthusiasts in the UK including names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, user geolocation data, and more including bcrypt-hashed passwords.

Customers Impacted: 111,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Hackers are always in the market for fresh data, and this kind of information will net them a hefty profit fast.

Source: The Register