Preen.me social media marketing firm hacked, hackers leak data of 350,000 Social Media influencers and users on dark web hacker forums
A data breach at a social media marketing firm has put nearly 3,50,000 social media influencers at risk from hacking, stalking, extortion, and even injuries. According to a report by Risk Based Security, unknown hackers hacked into the servers of a social media marketing company, Preen.me, and gained access to personal data of nearly 100,000 social media influencers. In addition, the hackers also leaked information about more than 250,000 social media users on a deep web hacking forum.
The Preen.me data leak was discovered by the researchers on June 6th when a hacker contacted them and told them they had hacked into Preen.me’s servers. The hackers told the Risk-Based Security researchers that they were holding personal information of over 100,000 affiliated influencers under ransom on a popular deep web hacking forum. The hackers also shared 250 records through a Paste on PasteBin so that the researchers could verify the authenticity of the Preen.me records.
The researchers say that the stolen information includes social media influencers’ social media links, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and home addresses. Risk Based Security said that the hackers had full access to the following :
- Facebook name
- Facebook ID
- Facebook URL
- Facebook friends list
- Twitter ID
- Twitter name
- Home address
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Eye color
- Skin tone
“While passwords were not leaked, threat actors can search for compromised passwords from other database leaks and link them to the accounts through email addresses/other personal information, or employ brute force techniques. We observed one threat actor state his intention to do so.
Roy Bass, senior dark web analyst, Risk Based Security
On 14th June, the hackers leaked all the details of over 250,000 social media users who use Preen.Me’s application, ByteSizedBeauty.
Preen.me is an Israel based social media marketing company with links all over the world. It is particularly used by American and European brands to reach social media users directly. If you have ever registered on Preen.me, it would be worthwhile to delete your account for now and keep an eye on your social media accounts for any unwanted activity.