Shiny Hunters hacking

A hacker group dubbed Shiny Hunters started selling hacked databases that contain over 73.2 Million user records of 11 different companies over the dark web.

It all starts with the Tokopedia dump shared last week contains more than 90 million user records, followed by Unacademy dump and the hack of the Microsoft’s GitHub account.

It seems ‘SkyHunter’ has got some interesting business model going in the darkweb market – the actor gained initial traction via Tokopedia breach and seems to be flooding the market with new bases,” reads Cyble report.

Hackers Selling Passwords

Now the hacker group started selling passwords on the dark web that exfiltrated from various companies.

At the first stage following companies data are listed for sale; HomeChef, ChatBooks, and Chronicle.com

Among three the chronicle education data prices are lower when compared to others, the dump has more than 3M details, and the quoted price $1500.

With a conversation with Bleeping Computer, the hackers said “that they have more databases from other breached websites. They plan on selling them in the near future.”

Bleeping computer shared list of user records and pricing details.

CompanyUser RecordsPrice
Tokopedia91 million$5,000
Homechef8 million$2,500
Bhinneka1.2 million$1,200
Minted5 million$2,500
Styleshare6 million$2,700
Ggumim2 million$1,300
Mindful2 million$1,300
StarTribune1 million$1,100
ChatBooks15 million$3,500
The Chronicle Of Higher Education3 million$1,500
Zoosk30 million$500

Users are recommended to change the login credentials and to use a unique login for every portal.

Tips to Stay Safe

  • Use a complex password, enforce a strong password policy.
  • Check the password regularly, Use two-factor authentication(2FA) for vital sites like managing an account and Emails, make sure all the passwords are unique.
  • Change the Manufactures’s default Password that gadgets are issued before they are conveyed to the IT Department.
  • Use password managers.

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