A database has just been discovered on the dark web that contains information on 2 million users of the adult webcam website MyFreeCams.
The database contains the following information on each user:
- Email Addresses
- Account balance information
- Plain Text Passwords
The sale of the database has now been shut down, but the seller has already made $22,400 in Bitcoin from 49 transactions. This means that the database has been sold to up to 49 people.
Mantas Sasnauskas, a senior information security researcher at Cybernews had the following to say about this latest breach:
“Breaches like this raise serious privacy issues: most users of websites like MyFreeCams would undoubtedly prefer to remain anonymous, but now their email addresses can be used to out them as cam site members,”
“It’s not difficult to imagine the implications if this information was used maliciously. For example, to extort and blackmail people to pay up, leak their user details from the website, or even simply reveal the fact that they frequent the website to their families, employers, or the general public.”
If you are a user of MyFreeCams, I suggest you do the following:
- Delete any personal information from your account and close it down straight away.
- If you are using the same password on any other site, make sure you change it straight away in order to avoid a credential stuffing attack.
- You could be targeted in a blackmail or extortion attempt. If you do receive any threats, let me know, and we can advise.
Finally, the Internet is not a safe place. Even the most secure sites get hacked into, and what is secure today may not be secure tomorrow. Be very careful about how you engage with the Internet and what information you share. It is only a matter of time before the sites you trust the most let you down.
Let me know if you need any assistance, and have a great rest of your day.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.