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Gun Owner-Outing Newspaper Has User Database Hacked, Customers Outed

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The Journal News is in the center of controversy again. In December the Westchester, New York area paper politicized the names and addresses of thousands of New York’s legal gun owners then threatened to publish even more in the near future. But now a hacker group has hacked into the newspaper’s database and is disseminating the names, addresses, and passwords of thousands of the Journal News’own customers.

After the local New York paper published the names and addresses of gun owners in Rockland County in an online interactive map, bloggers responded by posting the names and addresses of the employees of the Journal News.

The paper then hypocritically hired armed guards to patrol its offices over what it claimed were “threatening” emails it had received.

The Journal News also announced late in December that it would continue politicizing the names and addresses of New York gun owners and began the process of obtaining the names and addresses of gun owners in nearby Putnam County. But county officials there have balked, refusing to give the paper the requested information.

“There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong,” Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said in a statement. “I could not live with myself if one Putnam pistol permit holder was put in harm’s way, for the sole purpose of selling newspapers.”

In the latest in this saga of invasion of privacy tit for tat, a group of hackers have announced that they’ve broken into theJournal News’ subscriber database. The group is sending the database of customers’ names, addresses, and passwords to anyone that requests it.

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  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 5th, 2013

    Ha ha! Payback is a real bitch, ain’t it?

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  2. srdem65

    January 5th, 2013

    They can kick us, beat us, threaten us,but we will not be defeated. Go, Hackers!

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  3. tangopapa5400

    January 5th, 2013

    Hacking is crime! So, why Media Giant ‘Gannett’ allowing their subordinate publications to PROMOTE the vitriol against Legal gun owners and legal permit holders? EG: The Des Moines Register’s Donald Kaul calling for the ‘killing’ of conservatives and anyone associated with the NRA. Also calling for the furthur shredding of the Constitution. Westchester, NY’s Journal news targeting the names & addresses of Permit holders. It just allows criminals to target US citizens.

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  4. tangopapa5400

    January 5th, 2013

    Will Media Giant Gannett also promote & publish the names & addresses of women who ‘ABORTED’ children as well. At the tune, of over 900 a day!! This, let me remind you is a government subsidized agency that PROMOTES the murder of innocent chldren!!

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  5. historicus

    January 5th, 2013

    Well done hackers!

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  6. Pearl Clutcher

    January 5th, 2013

    Hahahahahahaha! That’s all I got, wait nope there is even more hahahahahaha!

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  7. Jerry Manderin

    January 5th, 2013

    Looks like their publishing the addresses of the gun owners “backfired.”

    Get it? “Backfired?” You fire a gun.

    I’ll log off now…

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  8. Moe Tom

    January 5th, 2013

    Item: Rockland County Legislators may give cable gun safety locks to gun owners for “FREE.” All you have to do is identify your self and you may be able to get up to four safety locks per houshold.
    Journal News January 5, 2013, Page 1.
    Comment: If you think you need a stupid safety lock,
    buy one. But maybe the illegal gun owners will apply for the “free stuff”??

    Item: Rockland County Sheriff, Louis Falco, said soome Clouty Corrections officers have been approached by inmates who said “they know where they live.”
    Same source as above, Page 4A.
    Comment: No shit Sherlock.

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  9. Moe Tom

    January 5th, 2013

    Some county correction officers,

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  10. Nutjob

    January 5th, 2013

    The hackers need to give the names and addresses to every person paroled or about to be let out of prison of the urinal news employees…….justice served.

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  11. Nutjob

    January 5th, 2013

    and then bring in the ACLU to file a lawsuit on behalf of felons claiming they have the right for their own safety to know which Urinal News employees homes don’t have guns.

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  12. grayjohn

    January 5th, 2013

    May this rag and it’s employees suffer the fate they deserve. May it be hellish, and never ending. May they be compelled to listen to Slim Whitman, FOREVER!

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  13. the aardvark

    January 5th, 2013

    Oh no, an endless loop of Slim Whitmam music. That’ll cause their heads to explode,they deserve it or worse an endless loop of Pat Boone music from the 50′s and early 60′s.

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