Bad news about the Guntrader hack. Somebody has plotted the list of 111,000 UK firearms owners' addresses as a Google Earth file - on a site for hunt saboteurs. This is a worst case scenario.

7:43 AM · Aug 28, 2021

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I'm immediately thinking of section 58(1) Terrorism Act 2000, which makes it a crime to collect information likely to be of use to a terrorist. Max 15 year priosn sentence on conviction. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200…
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The data is not a pre-formatted kml file as the leak site suggests. It's a 65MB CSV (opened in a VM in case there's embedded malware, don't try this yourselves) and it seems to be a light reformatting of the stolen Guntrader database.
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Full names, geographic coordinates of the last location you accessed Guntrader from (per the original hack), email addresses, phone numbers... couldn't be worse for the licensed firearms community.
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This is one of the worst mass breaches of personal data I've ever seen. The picture shows an entry from the Google Map CSV, focused on Bisley Camp. That info and more is available down to individual house level across the whole of the UK. 20% of all UK firearm owners.
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What makes this infinitely worse is that the Guntrader hack data spanned a five year period. People have bought and sold houses or moved between rented homes during that period. This puts at risk people who may never have picked up a shotgun in their lives.
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I've just spoken to someone whose data is in the breach. His last login to Guntrader before the hack was from his parents' home, which is recorded in the stolen data. He's extremely worried for their safety and security.
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We know that licensed firearms owners are a target for thefts - there was an extremely disturbing incident a couple of years ago when a police employee passed on information about gun storage locations to an organised crime group. This is like that but for the whole UK.
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I'm very surprised that neither BASC nor the CA has responded to my multiple attempts to contact them about this over the weekend or today. Perhaps they'll make statements in due course.
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Here's my writeup: Criminals plot UK gun owners' home addresses in Google Earth - the worst-case scenario following July's appalling breach. theregister.com/2021/08/31/g…
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It may be coincidence but a shotgun owner's home was ransacked by burglars yesterday who also broke into his gun cabinet.
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Continuing this thread: Guntrader has refused to answer my questions about why it was collecting such precise location data from its users. None of the many users I've spoken to has said they were aware of this going on.
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Guntrader has also refused to say how the original hack in July was possible. The only rumour in the public domain is that it was something to do with an iframe embedded on a customer retailer's website. The ICO is investigating. May be worth affected people complaining direct.
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