MyFreeCams, a popular live adult video chat platform with free content, called freemium, which invites you to subscribe to “see more”, was victim of cybercriminals: The incident resulted in the theft of at least 2 million accounts with user data that were later put up for sale on an Internet forum.
As revealed by the site Cybernews, the database contained information on user names, email addresses, passwords in plain text and the balance of tokens to be used in the paid content of MyFreeCams.
But the most sensitive private data, such as phone numbers or credit cards, were not exposed thanks to the security system of MyFreeCams, according to the publication.
Although there is no official record of the theft of this data, on January 14, a cybercriminal offered batches of 10,000 records from the MyFreeCams database for a price of $ 1,500 in bitcoins.
The complete pack, including premium accounts with a token balance to be used to access these adult video chats, amounted to $ 10,000. Other cybercriminals interested in the database requested small batches at more affordable prices of around $ 150.
MyFreeCams, the live adult video chat site. Photo: capture.
According to Cybernews, the seller successfully concluded at least 45 transactions that They amounted to 0.60222754 Bitcoins, approximately $ 22,000 at the exchange of the day. The author of the database sale recently deleted the post where he was offering the lots.
However, those responsible for MyFreeCams have doubts that these sales have been finalized before resetting the passwords of the affected users.
What’s important about MyFreeCams accounts
Cybercriminals often attack adult sites because of the importance of the information behind the accounts, as happened with for example MyFreeCams, since it can be very valuable in forums or the “Dark Internet” due to the chain of illegal actions that are they can produce.
They are commonly used to carry out virtual scams or extortions, even to carry out phishing campaigns (identity theft). In the case of MyFreeCams, it would be the sale of balance in tokens on the black market to consume the premium content for a lower price.
In this regard, computer security specialists agree with the recommendation of using a password manager -Last Pass, for example- which may well avoid these problems, trying to do not repeat the same password for more than one service and enabling two-step verification.