Data of 2 million MyFreeCams users sold on a hacker forum

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2021

A threat actor was offering for sale on a hacker forum data from 2 million users allegedly stolen from the adult streaming site MyFreeCams.

A threat actor was offering for sale on a hacker forum a database containing user records allegedly stolen from the adult streaming site MyFreeCams.

MyFreeCams it’s one of the top adult streaming websites thta has nearly 70 million visitors each month.

The seller claims that the data related MyFreeCams was stolen in December 2020 through an SQL injection attack. Stolen records belong to 2 million user records of MyFreeCams Premium members, they include usernames, email addresses, MyFreeCams Token (MFC Token) amounts, and passwords in plain text.

At the time of this writing, the threat actor has deleted its post, as well as its account, and emptied the cryptocurrency wallet used for the sale. According to CyberNews that reported the news, the threat actor collected ~$22,400 worth of Bitcoin from the sale of the data across 49 transactions.

“The author of the forum post is asking for $1500 in Bitcoin per 10,000 user records and claims that a single batch would net the buyers at least $10,000, which they could make by selling premium accounts with MFC Token (MyFreeCams’ virtual currency) balances on the black market.” reported CyberNews.


CyberNews contacted MyFreeCams which confirmed the authenticity of the data and notified affected users. In response to the incident, MyFreeCams reset the passwords of impacted users. The investigation conducted by MyFreeCams revealed that data were stolen in “a security incident that occurred more than ten years ago in June 2010.” The company added that it has secured its infrastructure shortly after the attack occurred fixing the issue exploited by the threat actors.

The company pointed out that no financial data was stolen in the attack and added that it did not have evidence that user data was actually compromised as part of the incident.

To see if any of your online accounts were leaked, use our personal data leak checker with a library of 15+ billion breached records.” continues CyberNews.

It is impossible to determine how many accounts were accessed by using the data available for sale before the passwords were reset.

Data stolen by the threat actors could be used to conduct a broad range of malicious activities, such as blackmailing and extorting money from MyFreeCams users, stealing their MFC Tokens to sell them on the black market, conducting credential stuffing attacks, launch phishing and spam campaigns.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, MyFreeCams)

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