On May 21, a database belonging to a top social networking app Wishbone with records of 40 million users was leaked on the dark web.
Hacking and gaming go hand-in-hand. In fact, “game-modding” might be the first experience of programming for many cyber professionals, including those who later engage in criminal activities.
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MagBO, the Russian-speaking dark web marketplace for trading in backdoored websites, continues to grow exponentially. In less than two years, the collection of leaks grew from around 3,000 in September 2018 to 26,605 in February 2020.
Hautelook.com, California-based e-commerce website, which is currently owned by Nordstorm Inc., was breached. Our recent findings on a Dark Web Forum indicates that over 12 million accounts belonging to the users of Hautelook.com were compromised.
If not the most famous game developer, Zynga.com suffered a data breach in September 2019. The notorious hacker known by the name ‘Gnosticplayers’ claimed to have accessed the database of 218 million users of the widely popular word-puzzle game Words with Friends who were registered before September 2nd 2019.
Three months later, more than 26 million of clear text email-password combinations of users breached on September 2019 have been publicly revealed.
Check Point, which bills itself as the leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been breached. Data records of over 5k ZoneAlarm forum users have been hacked.
Presently, the world of black hat forums appears to be engulfed in a series of cyberattacks. According to a Telegram channel, on 18th June 2019 it was reported that three leading black hat hacking forums were reportedly exploited, affecting an aggregate of over 260,000 hackers. From the disclosed data, it appears as though the creator of the aforementioned Telegram Channel has access to certain Ukrainian police files which may have led to the leak.
This entire episode coincides with the closure of the Ukrainian dark web hosting company, Whost. Although this dark web hosting company run by one Mikhail Rytikov might seem illegal to the rest of the world, but is a legitimate entity in Ukraine.