Hacker Sells 620 Million Customer Details on Dark Web for $20k in Bitcoin

A single seller is offering approximately 620 million stolen
customer details  on the dark, according
to The Register
, which says it has been in touch with the seller and the
database is genuine. The hacker claims the data was collected in 2018 through
remote-code execution attacks after compromising vulnerabilities in web

The account details were stolen following 16 high-profile
data breaches including those of MyFitnessPal (151 million), MyHeritage (92
million), EyeEm (22 million) and 500px (15 million). All are for sale at a total
price of almost $20,000 in bitcoin. The seller claims the a Dream Market
customer has already bought the database.

Here’s the complete list of compromised websites:

  • 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)
  • DataCamp (700,000)

The stolen data contains information of interest to spammers
and can be used for credential stuffing. This mostly includes names, emails and
passwords, occasional personal details, location and social media
authentication. No bank details appear to have been compromised. The stolen
passwords are hashed, so hackers need to crack them before they use them. Most
exposed are people who use weak passwords that can be easily decoded, and reuse
them for multiple accounts.

Some of the websites came forward as soon as they were
hacked, informed their customers and reset account passwords. In an operation
that allegedly goes back to 2012, the seller claims to have 20 databases, but
some will not be released online and will instead be kept for private use.

“Security is just an illusion,” the hacker said to The
Register. “I started hacking a long time ago. I’m just a tool used by the
system. We all know measures are taken to prevent cyberattacks, but with these
upcoming dumps, I’ll make hacking easier than ever.”

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