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New hacked databases on the dark web include 93 million accounts

New hacked databases on the dark web include 93 million accounts

A new batch of databases has been discovered on the dark web that is full of details of hacked accounts. It concerns eight databases that were discovered last Sunday and collectively contain the data of no less than 93 million hacked accounts. It is also the third batch of this particular hacker, who calls himself Gnosticplayers.

It concerns eight databases that have been placed online by the hacker in one go. The largest in the batch is GfyCat, a platform where users can place gif images. Each of the databases can be purchased individually, but the hacker also offers them together for 2,649 bitcoin. This means that the 93 million hacked accounts have a value of just 8,317 euros.

Many millions of accounts

Gnosticplayers is quite active at the moment. Last week, the hacker offered a database for sale for the first time, with no less than 620 million account details. They came from sites like MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, ShareThis and Coffee Meets Gagel. It cost 17,695 euros in bitcoin at the time. Then came a second release with another 126 million hacked accounts, but with different prices per company. The hacker therefore also applies the latter sales strategy to this third hack.

It is not known whether the latest databases placed online by Gnosticplayers consist of new user data or whether use is being made of already known hacks. At the same time, it is also possible that this is a mix of the two. When it comes to Coffee Meets Bagel, it is clear that the hack was completely new. The company didn’t even know it was hacked until the data suddenly appeared online.

The good news for users is that the databases include above all email addresses, account names and other data. In most cases, passwords were still encrypted. That makes it very complicated for buyers to crack that data.

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