MixCloud investigating a data breach that impacts more than 20 million registered users for the service. MixCloud is a popular music streaming service.
The platform allows the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes, and podcasts which are uploaded by its users. The company said it has more than 17 million users.
MixCloud was found in the year 2008 and the company located in the United Kingdom and it falls under European data protection rules GDPR rules.
A dark web seller knows bt the handle “A_W_S,” listed the data of MixCloud for sale on dark web forums for $4,000, or about 0.5 bitcoin.
According to Motherboard analysis of the data shared by the seller, the data breach found to happen in November and the data found to be authentic.
Motherboard verified the data bu using an email sign-up feature, and they found those email addresses are already linked with the account.
The following are the data collected that includes usernames, email addresses, and the passwords hashed with the SHA256 algorithm. It is still unknown how much data was stolen.
The breach was informed to Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton and they said that “this was the first they had heard of the incident and started investigating the issue.”
Hackers have become more sophisticated, dangerous and with the built-in advanced automated tools they carry out a wide variety of processes to breach data.
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