A reddit user named Skillzythehacker has claimed to have compromised thousands of accounts on Dream Market, though market administrators said no Bitcoin were at risk. The attacker said of all the compromised accounts, none were using 2FA, a supposed panacea for login security issues.
Dream market admin wombat2combat released the following message:
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The user /u/Skillzythehacker sent the mods of /r/Darknetmarkets a list of over
50 login credentials [names and passwords] for dream market accounts.
After looking at them more closely we can verifiy that they are working and the
accounts are pretty old because their user IDs are between about 100k and 500k
while the latest ones [when registering a new account] are higher than 700k.
It is therefore very likely that these login credentials were obtained through a
There were already made some changes to the current dream market warnings and
this issue will be added to them too.
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The attacker is said to have provided proof he could log into various accounts, leading users to speculate that user info was stored with weak or no encryption. (archived)
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