92m user records up for sale on the dark web marketplace

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A dark web hacker, who goes by the name of Gnosticplayers, has offered another set of hacked databases on the darkweb marketplace, according to a ZDNet report.

This is the third round of hacked databases the hacker has put up for sale on the Dream Market, the tech website said.

Earlier last week, the same seller listed a batch of 620m accounts on 16 breached websites. A second release, containing around 127m hacked accounts from eight databases, was also put up for sale late last week.

Database data

On Sunday (Feb.17th), however, the hacker distributed eight more hacked databases containing user account details for 92.76m users.

The largest batch of data was from a gif hosting service GfyCat. The hacker is selling each database separately on the Dream Market darkweb site for 2,6429 in Bitcoin, which amounts to roughly $9,400.

In an interview with ZDNet last Friday (Feb.15th), Gnosticplayers took credit for the hack and denied he was just an intermediary.

The hacker aims to sell over one billion user accounts and then disappear with the money. His current total stands at around 840m records.

“My two main goals are: money; downfall of American pigs,” Gnosticplayers told ZDNet. “New leaks are coming, including one from a cryptocurrency exchange,” the hacker added.

Companies affected by the security breach

The eight companies whose data Gnosticplayers has offered for sale include Legendas.TV (sharing service), Jobandtalent (job portal), Onebip (mobile payment platform), StoryBird (storytelling service), StreetEasy (real estate), GfyCat (GIF image hosting), ClassPass (fitness service), Pizap (online photo editor).

None of the eight companies listed in Gnosticplayers’ ad have disclosed a data breach.

However, several companies whose data has been put up for sale over the last week have already admitted to suffering security breaches.

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