Hacker leaks 386 million user records from 18 companies for free

Hacker leaks 386 million user records from 18 companies for free

Posted July 28, 2020

Hacker leaks 386 million user records from 18 companies for free

  • ShinyHunters has been involved in or responsible for a wide assortment of data breaches this past year, including Wattpad, Dave, Chatbooks, Promo.com, Mathway, HomeChef, and the breach of Microsoft private GitHub repository.
  • Databases stolen in data breaches usually are privately sold first, with prices ranging between $500 (Zoosk) to $100,000 (Wattpad).
  • Once they are no longer profitable, threat actors commonly release them on hacker forums to increase their community reputation.

– Lawrence Abrams | July 28, 2020