Compromised online accounts for sale

By | July 19, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

In this article “he recently unearthed website of a service specializing in selling access to compromised email and social networking accounts of Russian and Ukrainian users offers a fascinating glimpse into just how much one such account is worth to spammers.

According to Webroot’s Dancho Danchev, the service offers access to Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, Vkontakte and other social networking accounts, as well as to email accounts opened withMail.ruRambler.ruYandex.ru and Qip.ru.

Wannabe spammers and social engineers can choose to buy accounts by the service, and should be ready to pay 190 rubles ($5.9) for 100 compromised Vkontakte accounts belonging mostly to Russian users, or 180 rubles ($5.6) for the same number belonging to mostly Ukrainian users.”

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