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Hackers Steal Cellular Accounts to Break 2FA Protected Online Bitcoin Wallets

All of the major cellular service providers have been seeing an increase of attacks on customer accounts. Hackers are stealing cell phone numbers from users of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint through social engineering techniques. Once the attackers have control of a phone number they can use it to reset passwords for services like Google and social media sites. The ... Read More »

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Dutch Man Fined For Selling Hacked Netflix And Spotify Accounts

A copyright watchdog in the Netherlands discovered that a Dutch man was selling stolen streaming accounts on the internet. The suspect agreed to pay a fine to the company. Local news outlets reported that the man acquired the stolen accounts from the dark web. According to the Dutch news publication destentor.nl, the 26-year-old suspect of Zwolse, Overijssel, the Netherlands created ... Read More »

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Dutch Police Have Taken Over 12 Dream Accounts, Likely More

In June, law enforcement in Germany arrested three men. All three, according to the Bamberg General Prosecutor’s Office, operated LuL.to, an illegal (eBook) file-sharing website. Two of those men, according to Dutch police, managed or owned Hansa Market. Dutch police subtly took control of the market. Once they secretly owned Hansa—akin to the FBI running PlayPen—they had access to any ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Lists One Billion Anti-Public Accounts

On May 5, the creator of the famed “Have I Been Pwned?” breach alert system, Troy Hunt, announced that he loaded “over 1 billion breached accounts into HIBP.” At the date of his blog post, HIBP hosted 2.7 billion breached accounts from numerous breaches. “There’s a lot more there now,” he explained, referring to a massive number of breached accounts—currently ... Read More »

Vendor Lists 100 Million Youku Accounts on Hansa

An entire database from Youku Inc., thanks to an entity known as CosmicDark, landed on the HANSA darknet marketplace for only $300. The database contained usernames and passwords for Youku, one of the largest digital entertainment companies in China. CosmicDark listed 100,759,591 separate accounts and provided a significant number of sample entries for the skeptics. CosmicDark is less of a ... Read More »

640K PlayStation Accounts for Sale on the Darknet

C. Aliens 640K PlayStation Accounts for Sale on the Darknet A vendor under the name “SunTzu583” listed 640,000 PlayStation user accounts on TheRealDeal marketplace. Unlike many database dumps, these accounts landed on the darknet, fully decrypted and in plaintext. SunTzu583 never explained where the accounts came from but said the username and password combo worked with PlayStation-related activities. The plaintext ... Read More »

Darknet Data Broker Sold 95,000 Coachella Accounts on the Darknet

Data breaches are far from uncommon in the day and age we live in, yet some are more eye-catching than others. For instance, a self-described “Data Broker” listed 950,000 Coachella user accounts on a darknet marketplace. Database breaches and the darknet go hand-in-hand; hackers have an anonymous platform to distribute their stolen data. Mainly, based on the number of people ... Read More »

Yahoo Was Hacked Again: 1 billion user accounts were compromised

Back in September, DeepDotWeb reported Yahoo announced 500 million accounts were compromised by what the company claimed to be a “state-sponsored actor”. Back then all affect users were notified and the problem appeared to be swept under the rug. Now, Yahoo issued a press release in which it states more than 1 billion user accounts were compromised – and sensitive ... Read More »

IcyEagle Gets Prison Time for Selling Stolen Bank Accounts on AlphaBay

An Atlanta judge just sentenced Aaron James Glende aka IcyEagle to four years and two months in prison. IcyEagle sold stolen login credentials on the darknet, specifically on the AlphaBay marketplace. At his peak, he posted 300 different listings, including SunTrust bank accounts with a $500,000 account balance. The 35-year-old hacker ordered Oxycodone in early 2016 that a Postal Inspector ... Read More »

26,500 UK National Lottery Accounts Hacked

The UK National Lottery operator Camelot released a statement saying they have reason to believe that thousands of online player accounts have been breached. Camelot said that following a security monitoring check Monday, they discovered suspicious activity. They believe around 26,500 player accounts were hacked. They also stated that less than 50 accounts showed signs of activity after the hack. ... Read More »

Porn Site xHamster Hacked, More Than 380,000 User Accounts for Sale

Over 100,000 user accounts on the porn site xHamster are trading and selling on the Darknet right now. Over 380,000 users have been found by the breach notification website LeakBase. The xHamster data base includes usernames, emails, and a score of not so hashed passwords. More than 12 million people use xHamster, and although it’s a free subscription, users are ... Read More »

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Facebook Buys Stolen Accounts Off the Darknet to Keep Their Users Safe

Keeping Facebook safe and keeping Facebook secure are two different tasks, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said at recent conference. Security, he explained to the crowd, is building walls of defense to keep threats out. But “safety is bigger than that.” Stamos explained that the “bigger” form of safety was making use of stolen password dumps on the darknet. ... Read More »

Yahoo Announces 500m Accounts Were Compromised

It’s been announced that at least 500m Yahoo accounts have been breached. Personal data includes names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Yahoo was officially hacked in early 2014 by a state-sponsored hacking collective. Yahoo is currently investigating the hack in cooperation with law enforcement. Yahoo stated that it does not believe any bank or credit card details were compromised in the hack. ... Read More »

More Mega Breaches as 33 million QIP.ru Accounts are Hacked

In 2016, we have seen a large number of cyber-attacks. Some have been successful, and others have not. A successful information breach has happened to QIP.ru; a Russian instant messaging service. It’s being reported that 33 million QIP accounts were compromised. Heroic, a cyber security startup, said they have obtained and validated the data breach. “We have obtained and validated a data breach of ... Read More »