This is from http://intelminer.com/FA/
This archive is the entire hash list of every password from the Furaffinity dump
I don't know anything about hacking or coding. Is this saying every person's password is fully and openly displayed here, or just the first and last letters like the first go around?
Several months later and the hackers have dropped the trouble ticket databases and suspensions database (which is different than the ban database apparently) for us to enjoy.
Anyone know why these came out over 4 months after the initial bombshell? Seems strange that they wouldn't release everything at once or close together.
A hashed password is a password that has been encrypted. When you log into FA, it encrypts whatever you typed in against the salt and compares the outcome to the one stored in the database. If they match, it logs you in.
Not a computer security expert but I'll try my best here: A "Salt" is essentially what the encryption uses to encrypt. Most sites nowdays will create a seperate salt per user, but this is FA we're talking about so of course they didn't do that. That makes it easy to simply start encrypting random passwords and words (a "dictionary attack") against the salt and seeing if there are any matches in the database. Individual user salts would require you to run that kind of attack per user, which takes way more time and processing power.
Someone claiming to be the hacker said on 8ch.net that they are releasing slowly so FA can't get over the breach. Reminding users every few months that the site was hacked, as well as causing chaos online among people who haven't been paying attention and think it's a new hack, seems like a effective way to do that.