The recently revealed breach of former social media giant Myspace could quite possibly be the biggest data breach ever, with 427 million passwords reportedly stolen during 2013 hack.
Hacked readers will know of the LinkedIn breach which saw over 164 million users’ credentials sold for a relative pittance at 5 bitcoins (approx. $2,600).
Now, the same hacker who is hawking the LinkedIn user data has reportedly put up the records of 360 million data sets of emails and passwords of Myspace users. The figure is already in the ballpark of being one of the biggest data breaches ever.
Motherboard, while in communication with the hacker who goes by the moniker “Peace”, [...]
A hacker who claims to have stolen more than 164 million LinkedIn users now claims to have 360 million MySpace passwords and emails, which would rank as one of the largest password heists ever, according to Motherboard. Evidence suggests the data has circulated among hackers.
On Friday afternoon, the hacker, who goes by the name “Peace” put the hacked MySpace data for sale on the Real Deal darknet website for 6 bitcoin (about $2,800). He told Motherboard he will put the listing up for sale before others start spreading it.When Was MySpace Breached?
Peace and a LeakedSource operator claim the MySpace data is from a previous breach that was never reported. LeakedSource [...]