A hacker group known as ‘ShinyHunters’ is selling private data from 10 internet companies on a dark web cybercrime market place.
The worst affected brand in this wave of attacks is online dating platform Zoosk. More than 30 million user records from Spark Networks’ newest subsidiary are up for sale.
The total database contains information on just over 73 million people around the world. It was listed last week for $18,000, with each company’s individual database available to be purchased separately.
ShinyHunters has released a sample of the information that it acquired. Business technology website ZDNet verified some of those samples and confirmed that they were legitimate user records.
At the time of writing, neither Zoosk nor Spark Networks have publicly responded to the breach.
The StarTribune, a newspaper based in Minnesota which had approximately one million user records compromised, has instructed its readers to reset their online passwords.
MobiFriends, a dating service based in Barcelona, also had its members’ personal information put up for sale on the dark web in the past week. It’s estimated that over 3.5 million singles were affected.
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