Hackers (likely Russia Gov) leak database with over 500,000 emails used to sign up to website in support of jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny | 16-04-21
— “Hackers have compromised a database containing the email addresses of people who had registered on a website in order to campaign for opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s release from prison. It is now readily available online.
Keeping their identities anonymous, the hackers have sent emails to Navalny’s supporters, threatening to use their email addresses to gather extra information, before eventually selling the database to advertising companies (what a joke). The leaked file contains 529,570 different addresses, although many of them have not been verified.
The website, set up on March 23, aims to collect information about 500,000 Navalny backers, with the aim of mobilizing an extensive database once they hit the figure. To sign up, a supporter just needs to enter their location, which can be either their house or street, and an email address. Once the email is confirmed, the person is placed on an interactive map, which currently has 440,217 people.”