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Hackers put up for sale data 620 million accounts

Unknown hackers put up for sale the data of 620 million accounts on the darknet platform of the Dream Market. The criminals estimated the stolen information at $ 20 thousand in Bitcoins.

The attackers stole data from 16 sites: Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, ShareThis, HauteLook, Animoto, EyeEm, 8fit, Whitepages, Footling, 500px, Armor Games, BookMate, CoffeeMeetsBagel, Artsy and DataCamp. Apparently, only logins, email addresses and hashed passwords are at the disposal of hackers. Militiamen assume that malefactors could get to geolocation and personal data of some users, but could not steal their bank data.

Behind the theft of accounts is a hacker group, which has been operating since 2012. During this time, the criminals managed to steal data from a billion accounts. Hackers sell stolen information for cryptocurrency, or use for their own purposes.

Earlier, Chainalysis reported that for only 60% of cryptocurrency thefts there are only two hacker groups. In 2018, they stole more than $ 1 billion in cryptocurrency.


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