websites. This is the doing of a hacker who’d stolen records of 620 million
victims from which records were stolen.
email addresses, passwords and other personal details.
wrested from Ixigo and around 40 million were stolen from YouNow which is a
live-video streaming site.
records were snatched off from Houzz.
algorithm was applied to “scramble” passwords which are otherwise easy to “unscramble”.
records from mainstream sites like MyFitnessPal and Animoto with declaring
number of records to be 151 million and 25 million respectively.
now be used in exchange for databases which make life easier for hackers, from
the Dream Market cyber-souk in the Tor network.
friendly. The major target audience for the deal seem to be spammers and
be used to hack into other sites and wrest other user details.
The victimized websites have
started alerting their users about the hazard and it would only be fit for the
users to stay vigilant about it all.