Supreme Court justices doxed on dark web

Likely an act of hacktivism in protest of the court’s recent rulings
20 July 2022
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Five conservative Supreme Court justices were reportedly doxed in an apparent response to the recent ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.

Researchers with security vendor Cybersixgill reported that following the court’s controversial decision to overturn the abortion ruling, leaked data was posted to a doxing site on the dark web on June 30.

The information is alleged to include physical addresses, IP addresses, and credit card information, including CVV and expiration date. 

The five Supreme Court justices whose data was released all lean on the conservative side of the political spectrum: Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.

The company noted that there are other data dumps on the dark web site that contain various bits of information about the justices, including the names of family members and Social Security numbers. 

Cybersixgill said there is reason to believe that the June 30 dump is legitimate and is likely an act of hacktivism in protest of the court’s recent rulings.

“We cannot verify their authenticity, but it would be alarming if attackers were able to discover and reveal this type of data,” said Dov Lerner, head of Cybersixgill security research.

He said that as the US political climate becomes even more heated, we should anticipate a rise in hacktivist attacks by actors across the whole political spectrum.

- CyberBeat

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