A cybercriminal actor on the dark web has made available a dataset of Facebook accounts belonging to 267 million users, recently selling the collective lot to researchers for 500 Euros.
User data includes one’s email address, first and last names, phone number, Facebook ID, last connection, status and age, according to a blog post report from Cyble, whose researchers purchased the data.
Researchers at Sophos crunched the numbers and determined that the price point of 500 Euros equals roughly $540, or approximately 0.0002 cents per record. Buyers who scoop up this dataset can potentially use the information within for phishing and spamming purposes.
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