Oh, the irony
The email addresses and private messages of more than 470,000 members of a hacking website have been leaked online following a massive data breach. The information belongs to members of "Nulled", a website that acts as a marketplace for stolen account details.
The leaked information included over 5,000 purchase records of stolen information. Researchers at Risk Based Security said the hack contained the forum's entire database, this includes usernames, IP addresses, 12,600 invoices and member's PayPal account informaiton.
This data could be used to identify the members if they were not cautious in protecting it. The site has since been taken offline, stating it is undergoing "routine maintenance".
Security researcher Troy Hunt confirmed the data breach.
"Data breaches like this remind us that even criminal elements are not immune from having their identities disclosed and released publicly," said Mr Hunt. "While many of them no doubt took precautions to hide their true identities, inevitably many others will now be feeling very nervous at the prospect of being outed while engaged in fraudulent activities."