VK.com Experienced a Massive Data Breach

Hello everybody,

The same hacker who previously sold data dumps from MySpaceLinkedInTumblr, and Fling.com has claimed to have stolen 100,544,934 records from VK.com, a Russian-based social network.

A hacker named Peace (or Peace_of_mind) has tried to sell this entire dataset for 1 Bitcoin (~$570) and is available for sale on The Real Deal Dark Web marketplace.

LeakedSource, Data breach search engine service has got this data from someone who bought it. The dataset has been analyzed and added to its service. Users can use their search engine and see if their data was compromised.

Still the exact date of the VK.com hack was not mentioned.

According to the experts who analysed the data, it contains information such as email addresses, first name, last name, location information, phone numbers, sometimes a secondary email, and in all cases a cleartext password. The fact that the passwords are stored in cleartext is a warning sign for its users.

All the LinkedIn, MySpace, and Tumblr breaches are believed to have taken place between 2012 and 2013, when some of the sites did not have strong security.

The breakdown of the leaked data contains a list of top 25 most popular passwords, top 25 most popular email domains, and a screenshot of Peace’s VK.com listing

Check it out here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/vk-com-data-breach-includes-100-million-cleartext-passwords-504900.shtml


Source: Akati

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