The hacking group, going by the name of Shiny Hunters, is on the loose, On May 3rd, 2020, it was reported that the group filtered the darkwebmarketplace with database information which was hacked from nearly 11 different companies. The group is leaking the data and providing it for sale over the darkweb.Shiny Hunters are being accused of having stolen private data from as many as 73.2 million users across the internet.
This is not the first data heist by the group. Shiny Hunters have previous data hacks allegations under their wing.
● The same group was involved in the Tokopedia data breach scam; it had leaked the data from over 91 million users across the platform above. The leaked data was put on sale at the Dark Web for $5000.
● Shiny Hunters had invaded the Indian company Unacademy; they exposed the data from nearly 22 million users across the database; they put it on sale for $2000.
● The group is also under accusations of having stolen 500 GB worth of data from GitHub, a platform owned by Microsoft.
Hackers Selling Passwords
In the recent scandal caused by Shiny Hunters, the platforms which are targeted include HomeChef ( a food delivery company), ChatBooks(a photo printing company) and Chronicle.com.
The quoted price for the sale of the leaked data stands at $1500, and the hacked dump contains 3M worth of data and information. Shiny Hunters are also involved in selling passwords over the Dark Web.
The list published by Bleeping Computer
In a conversation with Bleeping Computer, the group has revealed that they have more databases under their possession; they plan on selling that information from the breached sites soon in future.
The list of user records’ pricing details –
● Homechef – $2500 ● ChatBooks – $3500 ● Chronicle – $1500 ● Mindful – $1300 ● Bhinneka – $1200
To protect their private and vital data, users are requested to change their login information and to modify their passwords. They should stay safe and remain alert.