Following the court’s contentious decision to reverse the abortion verdict, researchers with security company Cybersixgill claimed that a number of the judges had been the target of personal data dumps on the dark web. The security firm said on Wednesday that the data, which seems to contain credit card information, was posted to a doxxing website on June 30.
“It purports to provide credit card information, including CVV and expiration date, IP addresses, and physical locations. It was posted on a darknet website meant for doxing, “Dov Lerner, lead security researcher at Cybersixgill, stated in a blog post.
The five justices of the Supreme Court whose information was made public all tend toward conservatism: Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch. Lerner stated that the author of the post “claims to have published this information because they [focused] on something needless rather than focusing on major challenges in [A]merica.” “I assume he is protesting the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade by the court.”
The business pointed out that there are further data dumps on the dark web that include different pieces of information on the justices, such as family members’ names and Social Security numbers. Cybersixgill, on the other hand, asserted that there is cause to assume that the original June 30 release is authentic and is probably a hacktivist action in retaliation for the court’s most recent judgments.
Regarding the credit card information and IP addresses, Lerner said, “We cannot confirm their legitimacy, but it would be disturbing if attackers were able to locate and publish this sort of material.” In fact, as the political atmosphere in the US heats up even more, we predict an increase in hacktivist assaults from actors in all political camps. Unknown is if Cybersixgill has informed American authorities of the data dumps. The business refuses to make any more comments.
The IT sector has been affected by privacy worries around the collecting of biometric data and women’s health information as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade. Legislators and privacy groups worry that such information may be collected by people or authorities in areas where abortion is prohibited and used to bring civil and criminal lawsuits against women who seek legal abortions in other states.