Stolen Fortnite accounts reportedly earn hackers millions per year



A new Night Lion Security and Data Viper report provides an inside look at the lucrative economy of hacked consumer gaming accounts, where cybercriminals are earning upwards of $40,000 per week in profits. 

According to the report, in 2019 alone, there were more than 4 billion breached records. In 2020 so far, there is an estimated additional 2 billion breached records that have gone up for sale on various darkweb markets. Hacking groups like Gnostic Players and Shiny Hunters account for a vast majority of data breaches involving stolen user data, and are indirectly responsible for fueling an entire criminal economy of stolen accounts. 

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