Leak from neo-Nazi site could identify hundreds of extremists worldwide - 2019-11-07

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F345.png Leak from neo-Nazi site could identify hundreds of extremists worldwide November 7, 2019, Jason Wilson, The Guardian

An apparent online leak of materials from influential neo-Nazi website Iron March, which has linked to several murders and acts of extremist terrorism, has the potential to identify hundreds of extremists around the world.

The material, posted anonymously to an online archiving site on Wednesday, US time, by a user identified only as "antifa-data". It apparently comprises the contents of the now defunct Iron March website's underlying database and makes it possible to match usernames with email addresses, IP addresses, forum posts and direct messages.

Material uncovered in the leak so far suggests some users on the platform registered with existing personal email addresses, including addresses associated with several US universities. Posts and direct messages suggest that some members were on active military service at the time they posted, according to the open source journalism website Bellingcat.

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{{cite news | first = Jason | last = Wilson | title = Leak from neo-Nazi site could identify hundreds of extremists worldwide | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/07/neo-nazi-site-iron-march-materials-leak | work = The Guardian | date = November 7, 2019 | accessdate = December 20, 2019 }}