Nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords belonging to WHO, NIH, CDC and the Gates Foundation have been allegedly leaked onto 4chan.
Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)
The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of white-supremacist and jihadist groups, described this leak as an attempt to "weaponize the COVID-19 pandemic." However, the group have also been unable to confirm whether this leak is authentic or not.
Further, it is unclear who obtained and published this information.
Rita Katz, SITE's executive director said that "the distribution of these alleged email credentials were just another part of a months-long initiative across the far-right to weaponize the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep in mind the targets of these lists: NIH, CDC, WHO - these are exactly the types of organizations Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been targeting amid the crisis."
As if a worldwide pandemic wasn't enough.