A hacker known as Gnosticplayers has dumped his fifth collection of stolen data on the dark web since February. The latest batch includes data from six websites.
A darknet vendor who promised to put up one billion personal credentials for sale is close to achieving his goal.
The hacker’s latest data dump—the fifth batch since February—was released earlier this month.
The total figure of compromised records now stands at 932 million.
Since February, a Pakistani hacker who hails by the alias “Gnosticplayers” has been releasing batches of different sizes.
Cybarrior reported on Gnosticplayers’ fourth batch in March which included over 90 million user records.
Here are the details of the latest dump –which the hacker calls Round 5. No big names, but lots of data. pic.twitter.com/6bJR2UBce7
— Catalin Cimpanu (@campuscodi) April 15, 2019
According to security reporter Catalin Cimpanu of ZDNet, Gnosticplayers said he decided to put this data up for sale (for 0.8463 Bitcoin/approximately $4,350) on Dream Market, regardless of its impending closure on April 30.
Before Dream Market’s users are transferred to the new management site, it will be interesting to see whether Gnosticplayers will release the deficit of the set target before the transition.
The current batch comprises of 65.5 million user records. According to ZDNet, the collection of data was obtained from six companies, including gaming platform Mindjolt, South Korean travel company Yanolja, digital mall Wanelo, e-ticketing platform Evite, Apple repair center iCracked and a women’s fashion store called Operandi.
The authenticity of the current batch is reportedly not questionable even though the listed victim companies have not confirmed the allegations.
Because all 38 of the affected companies from previous loots confirmed the data breaches, we anticipate that the current one will not be any different.
The current figure of 932 million records is staggering. Even without hitting the one billion mark, the damage is already severe.
ZDNet postulates that with the series of big data breaches as well as the public’s tendency to reuse passwords, victims are facing serious financial risks.