Iranian Ransomware Gang Hits Israeli LGBT Dating Site

The Times Of Israel reports:

Hackers believed to be linked to Iran demanded on Sunday a ransom payment of $1 million in digital currency to stop the online leak of personal information from an Israeli LGBT site. The Black Shadow hacking group said in a statement released through the Telegram messaging app that it was “looking for money” and would not leak further information if the ransom was paid within 48 hours.

The group said the database of the Atraf website, a geo-located dating service and nightlife index whose app and website are popular in the Israeli LGBT community, contained information on some one million people. The names of some Atraf users and their locations have already been posted online, as well as the HIV status that some users had put on their profiles.

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