A hacker named Gnosticplayers has managed to steal 932 million user data from 44 companies in just two months. The hacker already talked to ZDNet in February about wanting to sell the data of over a billion users, writes the website.
Since mid-February, the hacker has been posting series of hacked data on Dream Market, a marketplace on the dark web for selling illegal products, such as weapons, drugs and hacking tools. The data comes from companies such as 500px, UnderArmour, ShareThis, GfyCat and MyHeritage.
The data is divided into four rounds. In the first round, there were 620 million users’ data, in round two 127 million, in round three 93 million and in the fourth round 26.5 million. Last week, however, ZDNet was notified of the fifth round, with data from 65.5 million users.
The data would come from six companies: game platform Mindjolt, digital store Wanelo, einvitation platform Evite, South Korean travel agency Yanolja, clothing store Moda Operandi and Apple repair center iCracked. The hacks have not yet been confirmed, but the previous 38 victims have had confirmed hacks. Probably the new set of stolen data is real.
Gnosticplayers not only has a financial goal in mind when selling all that data. He states that he has deliberately chosen a public place as Dream Market. Dream Market is a very public place where many agents, journalists and employees of cybersecurity companies are present.
Gnosticplayers states, however, that he is here because of his reputation. He wants to be remembered in the same way that hackers are remembered as Peace_of_Mind (or Peace). Peace always made the news in 2016, because he placed more than 800 user data on the marketplace TheRealDeal, which has now been taken offline. He is known for selling data such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, VK.com and Twitter. The data is now available in many places.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.