The Hacker GnosticPlayers Sells His Hacked Data on Dream Market
Who: 8 Different Companies
# of Accounts Breached: 93 Million
What was affected: A hacker going by the name of Gnosticplayers has put up for sale a third set of hacked databases on a Dark Web marketplace. The biggest name in today’s batch is GfyCat, the famous GIF hosting, and sharing platform.
When it happened: February 17, 2019
How it happened: None of the eight companies listed in Gnosticplayers’ ad had previously disclosed a data breach. However, many of the companies whose data the hacker has put up for sale in the past week have already admitted to suffering security breaches, making very likely that the data he’s selling today is also legitimate.
Outcome: The hacker says he intends to sell over one billion user records and then disappear with the money. His current total stands at roughly 840 million records. GfyCat, One Bip and ClassPass have started investigations into the hacker’s claims.