Last week, hackers published a list of Discord credentials (email addresses/passwords) that were allegedly phished from the users of the gaming chat platform.
Last week, a group of hackers published a list of Discord login credentials (email addresses andpasswords) that were allegedly phished from the users of the gaming chat platform.
Fortunately, the list is composed only of around 2,500 entries.
“This was no virus, worm or malware of any sort—it was simple old phishing site that utilized Discord’s own moronic API to hijack these accounts,” reads a message wrote by the hackers in a message on their website.
The hackers also shared an archive containing the credentials, some of them labeled as invalid.
“Along with their message, the hackers posted a database of the allegedly phished credentials, split into multiple sections of those that work and those that don’t. Some of the invalid login details are clearly fake, with emails such as “email@example.com” and the password “fucku,” likely from people who are trying to provide the hackers with garbage data.” wrote Joseph Cox on Motherboard.
Motherboard verified that some of the data in the archive were genuine and associated with active Discord accounts.
As usual, let me suggest to enable two-factor authentication when implemented by the service, this could help you to protect your account in case of a data breach.
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”.