• 10:42 Feb 27, 2020


Dark web lays hand on 617 million accounts of 16 websites

By: The Mobile Indian network, Ghaziabad Last updated : February 13, 2019 12:30 pm

Almost 162 million Dubsmash accounts 151 million MyFitnessPal user accounts have been compromised

Another example of online accounts being stolen and sold on the dark web has come to light. As many as 617 million accounts on 16 popular websites have been discovered for sale on the dream market web site available on the Tor network.


The information available includes account names, e-mail addresses and passwords along with the only great news being that the passwords are encrypted and people who purchase this information will need to decode before it is useful.



The development was reported by  The Register. They have sample records to demonstrate the authenticity of the leak.  The report notes that almost 162 million Dubsmash accounts 151 million MyFitnessPal user accounts have been compromised. Other prominent websites whose data have been leaked include 92 million users of MyHeritage, 41 million from ShareThis, 28 million from HauteLook, 25 million from Animoto, 22 million from EyeEm, 20 million from 8fit, 18 million from Whitepages, 16 million from Fotolog, 15 million from 500px, 11 million from Armor Games, 8 million from BookMate, six million from CoffeeMeetsBagel, one million users of Artsy and 7,00, 000 accounts connected to DataCamp.


As per the report,  The hacker allegedly cracked security vulnerabilities within web applications so as to deploy remote code execution, which enabled them to extract user account info from all of these sites. The Register contacted MyHeritage to see whether the sample information offered to it was real. The site had endured a data breach last year, and it affirmed that the information was valid.



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