Six years after blogging platform LiveJournal was hacked, the credentials of some 26 million users are being sold and traded on multiple hacker forums and the dark market.
Complicating the breach’s fallout, the database’s old and/or unique passwords have allowed bad actors to launch targeted sextortion email campaigns.
Another blogging platform, Dreamwidth, says it’s withstood multiple credential stuffing attempts that used LiveJournal passwords, according to recent multiple blogger and social media posts. For example, an impacted user cited by ZDnet, claimed he was asked to fork over 800 bitcoins “or else,” after which he learned his LiveJournal password was leaked.
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