DUMP DATA IN DARKNET: 620 MILLION HACKED WEBSITES ACCOUNTS GOING FOR SALE
Hundreds of millions of stolen parts from Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage and other previously undisclosed data leaks have been leaked to the darknet
Cybercriminals have posted 617 million hacked accounts for sale on the darknet in 16 separate data breaches.
The databases are posted on darknet marketplaces along with drugs, weapons and other illegal goods.
The hacked websites listed include MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, and Animoto, all of which are known to have been hacked.
Other sites, such as the 500px Photo Network, have not previously reported a security breach.
Depending on the hack, the stolen data may include email addresses, passwords, location, and other personal data.
Cybersecurity experts warned that the scale of the breach could lead to a significant change in public opinion about security, especially given that many of the lists were linked to previously undisclosed data breaches.
“A number of compromised sites were unable to disclose the attacks, indicating that they did not know about the hack or chose not to disclose it”.
The best way to avoid credential flooding attacks is to always create unique combinations of email addresses and passwords for each account.