Gnosticplayers hacker is offering in a third round a new set of databases containing millions of hacked accounts from unreported data breaches.
Last week, the hacker who goes by online with the moniker Gnosticplayers disclosed the existence of some massive unreported data breaches in two rounds. The experts offered for sale the huge trove of data for a limited period of time.
Now the same hacker is offering in a third round a new set of databases containing millions of hacked accounts from several websites, like previous ones Gnosticplayers has been made available for sale on the Dream Market black marketplace.
Early last week, the seller listed a batch of 620 million accounts coming from 16 breached websites including Dubsmash, Armor Games, 500px, Whitepages, and ShareThis. A few days later, Gnosticplayers offered a new batch of 127 million records originated from eight companies.
On Sunday the expert published a third round containing more than 92 million hacked users’ accounts from 8 new websites, including the GIF hosting platform Gfycat.
Storybird (Online publishing platform) — 4 million
Legendas.tv (Movie streaming site) — 3.8 million
Onebip (Mobile payment service) — 2.6 million
Classpass (Fitness and Yoga center) — 1.5 million
Streeteasy (Real estate) — 990,000 (1 million)
Like previous rounds, the hacker is offering for sale stolen archive individually for a total $9,700 worth of Bitcoin.
This third round appears very concerning because none of the companies listed was aware of the data breach of its systems, this means that threat actors could buy them to target the services and their clients in the next days.
The first two round made available for sale 24 collections containing a total of 747 million stolen user credentials, now additional 92 Million fresh accounts were offered for Sale from 8 unreported security breaches,
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.