The US Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v. Wade last month may have been doxxed – had their personal information including physical and IP addresses, and credit card info revealed – according to threat intel firm Cybersixgill.
As expected, the fallout from the controversial ruling, which reversed the court’s 1973 decision that federally protected access to abortion, has been immense, creating deep ripples across the cybersphere where data privacy concerns abound.
In response, Democrat lawmakers have introduced bills to make it illegal for data brokers to sell sensitive location and health information about medical treatment, the Federal Trade Commission warned companies it will take legal action against businesses selling this type of personal data, and some tech giants such as Google have pledged to auto-delete location information that could be used to prosecute women seeking medical procedures in states where they are now illegal.
In a twist on using personal data for questionable purposes, it appears some hacktivists are taking matters into their own hands and seemingly leaked private information about five conservative Supremes: Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, according to research published today by Cybersixgill’s security research lead Dov Lerner.
Although Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the majority, the doxxers didn’t expose his personal data.
Lerner, who told The Register he found the doxes on “various dark web forums,” said the “most notable” dox happened on June 30, and alleges to include physical addresses, IP addresses, and