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 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.
|The Chronicle Of Higher Education||3 million||$1,500|
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.