Here's the original news about the hack. Looking to verify what's in the Google Earth file now - please don't link to it here. theregister.com/2021/07/23/g…
Hole blasted in Guntrader: UK firearms sales website's CRM database breached, 111,000 users' info...
One of the worst things that could happen to privacy-focused communitytheregister.com
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.
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.
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.
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…
Leaked Guntrader firearms data file shared. Worst case scenario? Criminals plot UK gun owners' home...
Bang out of ordertheregister.com
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.