A few days back, we reported that a hacker has stolen data of hundreds of million users leaked in various data breaches and put them on sale on a Dark Web marketplace. Now, the same hacker has posted the third set of nearly 93 million hacked databases for sale.
According to a report that surfaced online on ZDNet, this time the hacker (who goes by the name of Gnosticplayers) has put up an additional 93 million user records for sale, and these were gathered from eight companies including GfyCat, which is a popular platform to host and share GIFs. The stolen information primarily includes holders’ names, email addresses and passwords.
According to the report, “The hacker is selling each database individually on Dream Market. Together, all eight are worth 2.6249 Bitcoin, which amounts to roughly $9,400 (approximately Rs 6.7 lakhs).”
Gnosticplayers had earlier posted data of 620 million users that it had collected from 16 websites, which was followed by another batch of data of 127 million users which was from eight portals. The second batch of data included around 18 million user records from travel booking website Ixigo and 40 million was from a live-video streaming site YouNow.
He currently has a total of approximately 840 million records and he aims to sell this data and then disappear with the money.
In a statement to ZDNet, Gnosticplayers said, “New leaks are coming, including one from a cryptocurrency exchange.”
We should mention that the same hacker earlier claimed that he has more than 151 million records from websites like MyFitnessPal and 25 million records from Animoto. That’s not all, data of some other websites that have suffered breaches also lies with the hacker.
It worth mentioning that while some of these websites did announce that they have suffered breaches in the last few years, others were tight-lipped about it till now. Among the websites that did warn its users about the data breaches include MyHeritage, MyFitnessPal and Animoto.
If you think that your email address has been compromised, you can go and check the same on a website called Have I Been Pwned, which keeps a track of all major data breaches.