Decrypted PlayStation Accounts of 640,000 Users Being Sold on DarkWeb

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Researchers claim that the Dark Web marketplaces may be going down at a very fast pace after the major cyber attack by Anonymous on 10,000 websites in dark web.

Last week according to a report in HackRead,  a vendor who is found selling more than 1 million Yahoo Gmail accounts in a Dark Web marketplace. Again, the very same vendor is again seen selling listings and this time they are PlayStation users.

The handle name of this vendor is “SunTzu583”. They have been selling 640,000 accounts of PlayStation users for just USD 35.71 (nearly 0.0292 BTC) these are stolen from an unknown database. All these accounts has emails along with their clear-text passwords.

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According to the SunTzu583, this database was not completely stolen from the PlayStation servers, but it sure does contain some unique accounts of the PlayStation users. The SunTzu583 goes on and explains which these accounts may also work on other sites however they are mainly used for the PlayStation-related activities.

It must be should also be noted that in 2015, 2.5 million Xbox (Xbox 360 ISO) and Playstation accounts (PSP ISO) were stolen and leaked on the Dark Web marketplaces in February 2017. Also, about five months ago several PlayStation users were complaining that their accounts have been hacked and in some cases, their funds were missing.

While the vendor has already announced that the database is not directly stolen from PlayStation servers, it is quite possible that it was taken from a third party server. We at latesthackingne can not confirm the authenticity of this database, but if you have an account on PSN, it is advisable to change its password and also use a different password on other sites.

PSN users are not the only one to suffer. Currently, gaming giants including LifeBoat,Epic GamesESEAEnvoy,  Clash of Clans forum, etc. are also having their data sold on Dark Web marketplaces.

Image source: Hackread

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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