Cyble, a US-based cybersecurity research firm, has revealed that the profiles of about 270 million Facebook users have been hacked and sold on the dark web for just 540 Euros. Cyble recently revealed that the information of half a million users of the online conferencing app “Zoom” was also sold on the dark web.
#Exclusive & #Breaking – 267 Million @Facebook Identities Sold for 500 Euros – online identities value is diminishing these days!https://t.co/UfEcsLBiKz#DarkWeb #ThreatIntel @BleepinComputer @Bank_Security @USCERT_gov @IndianCERT @NCSCgov @EU_Commission pic.twitter.com/iWXmu1r78M
— Cyble (@AuCyble) April 20, 2020
According to Forbes Magazine, a team called “Threat Actor” has revealed in its blog that the profiles of about 267 million Facebook users were sold on the Dark Web for only 540 Euros. The blog states that the information sold, fortunately, does not include user’s passwords but does include people’s email address, name, Facebook ID, date of birth and phone number through which they can send messages and e-mails and if even a small number of users log in by clicking on a fake Facebook link, their other very important information can be stolen.
Cyble researchers have also verified the accuracy of consumer information by purchasing it from the postal web. Last year, information on US Facebook users was similarly sold on the dark web. Remember that Facebook’s reputation was badly affected by the Cambridge Analytics scandal and it is currently trying to improve it.