Cryptome, the Internet’s oldest document-exposure site, inadvertently leaked months worth of its own IP logs and other server information, potentially exposing details about its privacy-conscious users.
The data, which specifically came from the Cartome sub-directory onCryptome.org, according to Cryptome co-creator John Young, made their way into the wild when the site logs were included on a pair of USB sticks sent out to a supporter.
Twitter user Michael Best reported the problem a few days ago on his website. “Within those USBs were server logs that include user IPs (spanning several months), .htaccess files, and a pwd file,” he wrote. He discovered the files when he uploaded the contents of the sticks to the Internet Archive, Best told the Daily Dot in a Twitter message.
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