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LGBT dating site permanently removed from internet in Black Shadow fight – The Jerusalem Post

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LGBT dating site permanently removed from internet in Black Shadow fight – The Jerusalem Post

The state prosecution announced on Thursday that it had succeeded in getting the Atraf website for LGBTQ dating permanently removed from the Internet as part of its ongoing battle against attempts by the Black Shadow hacker group to expose the private, personal information of the website’s users. 

The website had been temporarily disabled since Black Shadow started posting some of the personal data it had hacked.

On November 3, the Authority for the Defense of Privacy announced that it was probing the Atraf website for faulty cyber defenses that may have led to its recently being hacked.

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If the probe leads to real consequences it could prove to be a game-changer in the cyber arena in motivating companies to take stronger measures regarding cyberdefense.

Two weeks ago, Black Shadow announced its hack of Cyberserve, which hosted Atraf, and the hackers have been exposing the personal information of LGBTQ clients of the website in waves during the course of this week, threatening to disclose more until they are paid a ransom.Hackers and cybersecurity (credit: REUTERS)

The authority said at the time that it was no coincidence that the website has been down since the hacking and that it may remain down indefinitely due to the website owner’s lack of cyber protection of their clients’ personal data.

In addition, the authority noted efforts of other …….

Source: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/atraf-website-permanently-removed-from-internet-in-fight-against-black-shadow-684665

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