Bitcoin – Despite the alarming evangelism and attempts to mitigate cyber security, hackers around the world still find their way out. In line with this, a renowned crypto hacker has tabled the personal information of 26 million users of 6 globally operating companies for auction.
Known as in “Gnosticplayers”, the crypto hacker wants Bitcoin in exchange for the data on dark web. The personal data, according to the information released consist of usernames, email addresses, IP addresses and passwords of users on each of the six top class platforms.
Gnosticplayers placed the details of sale on a Dark Web trendy trading platform, Dream. While this marks the fourth time Gnosticplayers will be selling stolen users’ data out, companies involved include a Brazilian book shop, an e-commerce platform based in Indonesia (Bukalapak), a game dev firm (GameSalad) and a platform that helps students with job hunting, YouthManual.com.
The popular trading site on Dark Web is amongst the several online market places that surfaced after the closure of Silk Road by FBI.
In the past, there have been sales of stolen data with varying prices. About 1.5 million users’ information from GameSalad was worth 0.078 BTC, while 0.262 BTC was used to purchase 5.45 mln users data from Estante Virtual book shop.
Also the likes of Coubic firm, LifeBear and Bukalapak users’ data were valued by hackers as 0.157 BTC, 0.2618 BTC and 0.3407 BTC respectively.
In February, Gnosticplayers also placed 840 mln stolen users’ details online for auction.
This marks the fourth consecutive pilfer and sale attempt from Gnosticplayers, and many have began speculating what the possible value of the latest data could be based on his previous sale.
Since the beginning of this year, Gnosticplayers has been able to penetrate 32 companies around the world for data.