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A hacker group is selling 3.8 billion Facebook and Clubhouse accounts on a Dark Web market, at least according to the Bitdefender blog. The cache of emails and passwords is available for $100,000 USD, a steal especially considering you’re receiving information from a vast swathe of humanity.

“According to CyberNews researchers, the data broker didn’t manage to sell the whole database to a single buyer and is looking to sell slices of it. Moreover, the authenticity of the alleged info could not be verified or confirmed yet,” wrote Bitdefender.

“If genuine, however, the leaked data could bring dire consequences to users around the globe. Cybercriminals could use this kind of data in targeted phishing attacks and spam campaigns to steal sensitive data or compromise devices and networks.”

The data came from a July leak in which billions of records appeared on Dark Web servers.

“The expanded compilation – if genuine – “could serve as a goldmine for scammers,” says CyberNews senior information security researcher Mantas Sasnauskas. According to Sasnauskas, they would gain access to a lot more contextual information about the owners of the leaked phone numbers, including usernames, locations based on phone number suffixes, their Clubhouse network sizes, and Facebook profiles,” wrote Cybernews.


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By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.