Criminals offer 617 million accounts from 16




cracked sites via darknet
Criminals offer accounts for sale from sixteen squatted sites via Dream Market on the Tor network. This involves a total of 617 million accounts and mostly recent data. Among other 500px confirms that 15 million users have been affected.

The British website The Register has contact with the seller of the accounts and has published a list of all affected websites. The website also saw examples from the databases and verified these at some of the companies involved.

The information in the databases usually consists of names, e-mail addresses and passwords. These passwords have been hashed or encrypted, but depending on the database, the strength of that encryption differs. The accounts are sold per website, for all in all the seller would ask about 5.5 bitcoin, at the time of writing that is about 17,500 euros.

It seems to be fairly recent data, which are often captured in 2018. There are often large numbers of accounts for sale on the darknet, but often this is information from hacks that have previously taken place. One of the affected websites, 500px, confirms to The Register that a hack has taken place in 2018 and now informs its users. Some of the passwords in the 500px database are hashed with md5 and are therefore relatively easy to crack.

From other websites, such as MyHeritage, MyFitnessPal and Animoto, it was already known that user data was captured. According to the seller, however, it is the first time that the data is offered for sale. The seller claims to have obtained the databases with accounts at the various companies on his own, by using vulnerabilities in websites.

Affected website Number of accounts Database size Date
Dubsmash 161.5 million 11GB December 2018
500px 14.9 million 1.5GB July 2018
EyeEm 22.4 million 1.7GB February 2018
8fit 20.2 million 1.9GB July 2018
Fotolog 16 million 5.9GB December 2018
Animoto 25.4 million 2.1GB 2018
MyHeritage 92.3 million 3.6GB October 2017
MyFitnessPal 150.6 million 3.5GB February 2018
Artsy 1.07 million 184MB April 2018
Armor Games 11 million 1.8GB December 2018
Bookmate 8 million 1.7GB July 2018
CoffeeMeetsBagel 6.2 million 673MB December 2017
DataCamp 700,000 82MB December 2018
HauteLook 28 million 1.5GB 2018
ShareThis 41 million 2.7GB July 2018
Whitepages 17.8 million 2.9GB 2016


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