March 30, 2015
According to Motherboard, thousands of Uber accounts have been put up for sale on the dark web, with active login credentials changing hands for as little as $1 a time.
Over the weekend, vendors using the names “Courvoisier” and “ThinkingForward” were seen to be selling what they claimed to be valid Uber logins for $1 and $5 respectively on the AlphaBay market, a new dark net trading site that launched at the end of 2014.
Courvoisier who, according to The Register, has sold 144 accounts since March 18, and more than 3000 in total, also offers an optional $1.87 guide on how customers can avoid getting caught when using the stolen accounts.
ThinkingForward says he’s offering Uber credentials at the significantly higher price of $5 a pop, but notes:
I will guarantee that they are valid and live ONLY. Discounts on bulk purchase.
As part of its investigation, Motherboard acquired a selection of names and other account details which it used to contact some users, confirming with two of them that the data was indeed valid.