UK firearms database breached

26 July 2021

Criminals have hacked into a website used for buying and selling firearms, stealing a 111,000-entry database containing partial information from a CRM product used by gun shops across the UK.

The Guntrader breach last week saw the theft of a SQL database powering both the buy-and-sell website and its electronic gun shop register product, comprising about 111,000 users and dating between 2016 and 17 July this year.

The database contains names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, user geolocation data, and more including bcrypt-hashed passwords. It is a severe breach of privacy not only for Guntrader but for its users: members of the UK's licensed firearms community.