Security & Fraud

PYMNTS Daily Data Dive: VK.Com Hacking Details

Recently released details show that another social media network was hit by a massive data breach, a trend that appears to be all too common today.

The latest company to be hit is VK.com, which is the largest social media network in Europe. While this hack actually occurred between 2012-2013, the hackers have just recently tried to sell the stolen credentials on the dark web.

For today's Daily Data Dive, PYMNTS gathered the need-to-know facts about the recently released information about the major social media breaches.

171 Million | The number of VK.com user accounts that a hacker obtained from the site.

350+ Million | The approximate number of VK.com users.

76 | The number of languages VK.com is available in.

9 | How many years VK.com has existed since launching on Oct. 10, 2006.

$578 | How much (approximately 1 bitcoin) a small subset of the database is selling for on the dark web.

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