The data of 100 million users of “Vkontakte” stolen and put up for sale
Database on more than 100 million accounts “Vkontakte” for sale in the darknet for one bitcoin (about $570, 37 300 rubles). According to the MotherBoard resource, the publication is a hacker under the name of Peace.
Summary of database with information about users of “Vkontakte” was published by the website LeakedSource involved in monitoring of leaks. According to the publication, the database provided by the user with the nickname Tessa88. At the end of may people with the same alias leaked database on more than 400 million accounts MySpace. The leak, according to hacker Peace, occurred between 2011 and 2013, which explains the lack of binding of certain accounts to the phone (previously it was not required).
As reported by Motherboard, the database contains information about 100 544 934 accounts, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, and user passwords. When checking 100 randomly selected accounts in 92 cases the passwords from them were relevant.
Thus, according to the Motherboard information, hackers have more personal data 71 million users, which is not yet for sale.
According to the analysis LeakedSource, proved the most popular password is “123456” (709067 accounts). Among the other common passwords is “QWERTY”, “123123” and “QWERTYUIOP”. Almost half (41 million) of accounts are binding to the e-mail Mail.ru.
Representatives of “Vkontakte” said the announcement about the theft of accounts. According to the social network, the hacking was not, in messages about sales hacker data of 100 million accounts we are talking about the old database, which the hackers collected in 2011-2012.
“Hacking the database “Vkontakte” was not, we are talking about an old database of usernames and passwords, which the fraudsters were collected in the period from 2011 to 2012. All mentioned the users login page has varied force”, — told RBC press Secretary of “Vkontakte” Eugene Krasnikov.