A huge number of accounts from famous websites have been hacked and valuable information is being sold on Dark Web. As many as 617 million stolen accounts were reported to have been on sale on the dark web.
With accounts from the worst hit websites such as Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, and MyHeritage, including other websites like dating apps, e-commerce websites and gaming studios. $20000 worth Bitcoin, is all the price it takes for hackers to get hold of crucial information such as usernames and passwords, although passwords still require more skillful cracking to get a hold on.
Network security experts mention that the websites involved include:
- Dubsmash: 162 million accounts for 0.217 Bitcoin ($780 USD)
- MyFitnessPal: 151 million accounts for 0.289 Bitcoin ($1 040 USD)
- MyHeritage: 92 million of accounts for 0.549 Bitcoin ($1 976 USD)
- ShareThis: 41 million of accounts for 0.217 Bitcoin ($780 USD)
- Animoto: 25 million of accounts for 0.3185 Bitcoin ($1 144 USD)
- Among others
These stolen accounts were reported to The Register, and the following websites were the victim according to The Register, with number of accounts attached; 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 (7 million).
This information is aimed at buyers such as a spammers and sellers who later use this information to purportedly gain access to more markets and credential surfers.
All of the databases are currently being hacked and sold alone by a single hacker, who says he or she typically exploited security vulnerabilities within web apps to gain remote-code execution and then extract user account data. The records were swiped mostly during 2018, we’re told, and went on sale this week.