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538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web

The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.

Hackers have placed the personal information of more than 538 million Weibo users for sale online. The hacker claims to have breached the Chinese social network in mid-2019.

According to the ad offering the database for sale, the information includes names, Weibo usernames, gender, location, and, in some cases, phone numbers. The breach does not include passwords or payment information.

The data is being offered for $250 in its entirety, an amount likely kept low by the lack of passwords.

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