An incredible number of records of users have been stolen from the various online portals and are available for sale online on the dark web for more than 18 thousand dollars. ShinyHunters Hackers group stole records of more than ten companies from the internet and now selling it on the dark web.
An estimated 73 Million user records are being sold online by hackers.
Hackers steal 73 Million user records and selling on the dark web
Reportedly the hackers scraped the information of various companies like Chatbooks, Star Tribune, and Zoosk.
Online Dating is one of the most used services these days, and dating app Zoosk suffered a breach in which the cyber-attackers stole more than 30 million records along with 15 Million records from Chatbooks.
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Sensitive User Data available online on the dark web
Sensitive user information like username, passwords, email addresses has been taken from the websites. Chatbooks revealed that its users’ records had been stolen, including login credentials and Phone numbers along with Facebook IDs. Recently there have been many incidents of accounts been hacked, and this breach is again an alarming insight into the risk of cyber attackers.
Hackers group shared samples of cyber theft.
As reported by ZDNet, the hacker’s group even shared the samples of the stolen databases with the website confirming the news of massive cyber theft. The hacker’s group scrapped data of the various databases like Socialshare, Online store from Indonesia Bhinneka, and South Korean furniture magazine GGuMim(about 2 million user records).
Chatbooks’ CEO acknowledged the attack.
CEO, Nate Quigley wrote a statement regarding the incident:
‘We found that the breach occurred on March 26, 2020, and that the stolen information appears to consist primarily of Chatbooks login credentials, including names, email addresses, and individually salted and hashed passwords’.
Another cyber attack in a week
Just earlier last week, the same hacker’s group stole more than 91 million user records from the Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia and put the data on sale for more than 5000 dollars on the dark web.