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Windows 7: 1.5 Million Stolen Facebook Accounts For Sale.

24 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
1.5 Million Stolen Facebook Accounts For Sale.

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Cybercriminal Advertising: 1.5 Million Stolen Facebook Accounts For Sale .

Researchers at VeriSign's iDefense trolling an underground black market for stolen social networking credentials found one criminal selling a cache of 1.5 million stolen Facebook account credentials.


The seller, who goes by the handle "kirllos," is offering 1,000 Facebook accounts with 10 or less "friends" for $25, and 1,000 accounts with 10 or more "friends" for $45.

Rick Howard, director of cyber intelligence for iDefense, says the social networking booty from this one seller is the largest his firm has seen thus far. "It stood out because they were all in one place," he says.

The seller is likely an Eastern European hacker: "He's straying out of Eastern Europe and moving west a bit. They tend to sell [stolen] social networking credentials from their [region]," such as from VK's social network, which is popular in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine, he says.
More......
http://www.darkreading.com/security/...59&cid=RSSfeed
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24 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote:
Cybercriminal Advertising: 1.5 Million Stolen Facebook Accounts For Sale .

Researchers at VeriSign's iDefense trolling an underground black market for stolen social networking credentials found one criminal selling a cache of 1.5 million stolen Facebook account credentials.


The seller, who goes by the handle "kirllos," is offering 1,000 Facebook accounts with 10 or less "friends" for $25, and 1,000 accounts with 10 or more "friends" for $45.

Rick Howard, director of cyber intelligence for iDefense, says the social networking booty from this one seller is the largest his firm has seen thus far. "It stood out because they were all in one place," he says.

The seller is likely an Eastern European hacker: "He's straying out of Eastern Europe and moving west a bit. They tend to sell [stolen] social networking credentials from their [region]," such as from VK's social network, which is popular in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine, he says.
More......
http://www.darkreading.com/security/...59&cid=RSSfeed


And people wonder why I don't use those sites....
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24 Apr 2010   #3
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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And people wonder why I don't use those sites....
I've never once visited the facebook site. Why in the world would anyone want to "buy" a facebook account is beyond me.
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24 Apr 2010   #4
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
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And people wonder why I don't use those sites....
I've never once visited the facebook site. Why in the world would anyone want to "buy" a facebook account is beyond me.
Watch the facbook episode of south park might clue you in....or get you to lol
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24 Apr 2010   #5
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

LOL...
Someone used my e-mail in the past to subscribe to facebook. I banned my own e-mail because I don't give a c*** about those websites. Here is another reason why we should avoid them...
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25 Apr 2010   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

I gather around 90% of people using the facebook site is aged 17 or under -- why on EARTH would I want to pay for THOSE accounts.

If they are students they will usually finish college owing 20 - 30,000 EUR / USD / GBP etc and most of the rest won't have any sort of decent sized bank account -- so no real interest for "Cyber Crime" professionals.

Now if I could get access to Mr Bill Gate's bank account -- another issue entirely.

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Apr 2010   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thanks for always providing interesting articles JMH. I'll ass it along to my nieces and nephews. Fabe
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25 Apr 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

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I'll ass it along to my nieces and nephews. Fabe
Unintentional slip of personal sentiment regarding Facebook there Eric?
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25 Apr 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sounds like a Freudian Slip ...
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26 Apr 2010   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
And people wonder why I don't use those sites....
I've never once visited the facebook site. Why in the world would anyone want to "buy" a facebook account is beyond me.
easy way to trick the friends of those accounts into accepting spyware/trojans that the buyer uses to make money.
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