Data breach puts thousands of Airsoft players at risk

Published: Data Breach: 75,000 Users’ Personal Data Exposed and Exploited

In a shocking turn of events, malicious actors have exploited the negligence of the Airsoft enthusiast community site,, by gaining unauthorized access to a database backup containing the personal data of 75,000 users. The breach, discovered by the Cybernews research team on December 6th, 2023, revealed that the site had failed to secure its Google Cloud Storage Bucket, allowing sensitive user information to be leaked.

The leaked data includes personal emails, usernames, hashed passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, social media links, and even credentials of the site’s founders and admins. This breach has put a significant portion of the Airsoft community in the US at risk, with potential repercussions for the company, Airsoft C3, based in Delaware.

The exposed database backup, which contains operational information crucial for the site’s functionality, poses cybersecurity threats that could lead to legal and financial consequences for the company. The leaked credentials for administrative accounts could be exploited to compromise the company’s infrastructure, resulting in further reputational and financial damages.

With evidence of malicious actors accessing and sharing the leaked database, the risk of potential attacks targeting the site and its users has escalated. The leaked information could be used for various malicious activities, including account takeovers, credential stuffing, phishing, spam campaigns, identity theft, and doxxing.

This breach serves as a stark reminder of the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to protect user data and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. The Airsoft community and its members must remain vigilant in the face of such cybersecurity threats to safeguard their personal information and privacy.

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