More Than 617 Million Accounts Are For Sale In Darknet
In the darknet marketplace Dream Market data exhibited 617 million accounts stolen from users of 16 websites. The aggregate value of information is less than $ 20 thousand in BTC. Reported by The Register.
There list incluides users of Dubsmash (162 million), MyFitnessPal (151 million), MyHeritage (92 million), ShareThis (41 million), HauteLook (28 million), Animoto (25 million), EyeEm (22 million), 8fit (20 million ), Whitepages (18 million), Fotolog (16 million), 500px (15 million), Armor Games (11 million), BookMate (8 million), CoffeeMeetsBagel (6 million), Artsy (1 million), and DataCamp (700 thousands).
Basically, these databases consist of a login, an email address, and a hashed password that needs to be decrypted for use. Probably, buyers will also be able to access the geographic location and personal data of some users, but the bank data most likely did not affect the problem.
The publication reports that the group of hackers, which owns this data, began operations in 2012 and since then has gained access to more than a billion accounts. Some databases are left for their own use, while others are sold.
“Security is an illusion. I have been hacking for a very long time. I am only a tool of the system and do not consider myself to be some sort of omnipresent evil, ”the group representative emphasized.
Recall earlier it became known that in the darknet they sell user data obtained in the framework of KYC procedures of Bitcoin exchanges Bittrex, Poloniex and Bitfinex.