allows the sending of cards to multiple recipients, but that could only produce extremely limited spammed messages compared to the volume of mails from automated spamming tools.
Still, what’s notable here is that spammers were able to mask their operation using legitimate websites, a model that could be used in the future for more damaging cybercriminal threats.
That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages.
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.
"i am loading these up in the mailer now / i will send you some dough from what it makes / thank you!!
" wrote a hacker who goes by "MAPS." Friend Finder Networks Inc., parent company of Adult Friend Finder and other adult sites and publications including Penthouse, said in a statement that it had just become aware of the breach, and it is working closely with law enforcement and cyberforensics company Mandiant, a subsidiary.