Sometimes, lists of thematic websites are gathered. This is interesting for attackers, since it allows them to successfully perform very targeted campaigns. Let’s imagine that the users of these sites receive an e-mail inviting them to enter their credit card data to gain a free month subscription or a discount. The attackers could even show the user’s password to be trusted. Of course, in case of pornographic or adults’ relations sites, they may also use the consumption of this kind of services as a mean of blackmailing users.
In the same way, they also have lists related to video game selling sites:
As well as related to Bitcoin -or cryptocurrency in general- sites:
There are more thematic divisions based on different types of services: purchases, streaming sites, etc.
As a curiosity, we have created statistics based on the frequency of e-mail address domains in order to examine those that are more repeated within the various leaks. On the one hand, we must consider that some e-mails can be repeated in various files (we previously said that a high number of them were repetitions of the same e-mail within different leaks). On the other hand, certain e-mail services are more popular than other ones. Moreover, we must consider as well in which countries this leak can be more or less useful (in case of campaigns targeted by location).
Six of the domains are focused on Russia, two on France and two further domains on the United Kingdom. QQ is a service mainly used in China.