For Sale: 1.5M Facebook Accounts

Hacker 'Kirllos' may have stolen personal info of 1 in 300 users
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2010 5:14 PM CDT
For Sale: 1.5M Facebook Accounts
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote address at a conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

An industrious hacker may have stolen the login and password of 1 out of every 300 Facebook users. Posts made under the name "Kirllos" on a hacker forum advertise a store of 1.5 million Facebook accounts for sale. The logins and passwords may be bogus, or they may be for real accounts that have been compromised. In any case, Kirllos has already sold 700,000, at prices between $25 and $45 per 1,000 accounts.

At just 2.5¢ per account, Kirllos is charging the lowest prices security analysts have seen so far. Hackers usually sell Facebook account info for $1 to $20 per account, PC World reports.
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