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LeakedSource Founder Arrested for Selling 3 Billion Stolen Credentials

LeakedSource Founder Arrested for Selling 3 Billion Stolen Credentials
January 16, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Canadian authorities have arrested and charged an Ontario man for operating a website that collected 'stolen' personal identity records and credentials from some three billion online accounts and sold them for profit. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the 27-year-old Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill is the person behind the notorious LeakedSource.com —a major repository that compiled public data breaches and sold access to the data, including plaintext passwords. Launched in late 2015, LeakedSource had collected around 3 billion personal identity records and associated passwords from some of the massive data breaches, including LinkedIn , VK.com , Last.Fm , Ashley Madison ,  MySpace , Twitter ,  Weebly and Foursquare , and made them accessible and searchable to anyone for a fee. LeakedSource was shut down , and its associated social media accounts have been suspended after the law enforcement raided its operator earlier last year. However, another

Massive Data Breach Exposes 6.6 Million Plaintext Passwords from Ad Company

Massive Data Breach Exposes 6.6 Million Plaintext Passwords from Ad Company
September 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another Day, Another Data Breach! And this time, it's worse than any recent data breaches. Why? Because the data breach has exposed plaintext passwords, usernames, email addresses, and a large trove of other personal information of more than 6.6 Million ClixSense users. ClixSense, a website that claims to pay users for viewing advertisements and completing online surveys, is the latest victim to join the list of " Mega-Breaches " revealed in recent months, including LinkedIn , MySpace , VK.com , Tumblr , and Dropbox . Hackers are Selling Plaintext Passwords and Complete Website Source Code More than 2.2 Million people have already had their personal and sensitive data posted to PasteBin over the weekend. The hackers who dumped the data has put another 4.4 Million accounts up for sale. In addition to un-hashed passwords and email addresses, the dump database includes first and last names, dates of birth, sex, home addresses, IP addresses, payment histories,

Oculus CEO's Twitter gets Hacked; Hacker declares himself new CEO

Oculus CEO's Twitter gets Hacked; Hacker declares himself new CEO
June 30, 2016Mohit Kumar
Twitter account of another high profile has been hacked! This time, it is Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe who had his Twitter account hacked Wednesday. Iribe is the latest in the list of technology chief executives to have had their social media accounts hacked in recent weeks. Recently, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai , Twitter's ex-CEO Dick Costolo , and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg , have all fallen victim to similar hacks. The hacker, who has not been identified yet, changed Iribe's cover photo and replaced his bio to " im not testing ya security im just having a laugh. " The hack became apparent when a tweet from Iribe Twitter account was made saying: "We here @Oculus are very excited to announce our CEO. @Lid ! :)." This tweet was followed by another saying: "Imagine creating the coolest s*** to ever be introduced to gaming and technology but using the same pass for 4 years lol... silly mr CE

Insider Breach: T-Mobile Czech Employee Steals and Sells 1.5 Million Users Data

Insider Breach: T-Mobile Czech Employee Steals and Sells 1.5 Million Users Data
June 20, 2016Wang Wei
T-Mobile is the latest in the list of recent high-profile data breaches, though this time the breach is not carried out by "Peace" - the Russian hacker who was behind the massive breaches in some popular social media sites including LinkedIn , MySpace , Tumblr , and VK.com . Instead, one of the T-Mobile's employees stole more than 1.5 Million customer records at the T-Mobile Czech Republic in order to sell it on for a profit, according to local media , MF DNES. Yes, the customer service staff member tried to sell the T-Mobile customer marketing database, though it is not clear that how much of names, e-mail addresses, account numbers and other personal data of over 1.5 Million customers the database contained. The T-Mobile Czech Republic has also refused to provide any "additional specific information" about what data was leaked, due to an ongoing police investigation. Although the company assured its customers that the stolen database did not contai

427 Million Myspace Passwords leaked in major Security Breach

427 Million Myspace Passwords leaked in major Security Breach
June 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
MySpace has suffered a major data breach in which hundreds of Millions of users have had their account details compromised. You may have forgotten Myspace and have not thought of it in years after Facebook acquired the market, but Myspace was once-popular social media website. On Tuesday, Myspace confirmed that the company was hacked in 2013 and that the stolen Myspace username and password combinations have been made available for sale in an online hacker forum. The hacker, nicknamed Peace, who is selling the database of about 360 Million Myspace accounts with 427 million passwords, is the same hacker who was recently in the news for leaking 164 Million LinkedIn and 65 Million Tumblr accounts . "We believe the data breach is attributed to Russian Cyberhacker 'Peace'," Myspace wrote in a blog post . "Email addresses, Myspace usernames, and Myspace passwords for the affected Myspace accounts created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform ar
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