We have heard so many times that a so-and-so platform was hacked or a platform in connection got hacked and now the credentials of that platform are available online or on the dark web and that hackers are selling them at cheap prices. However, we have a new type of report which is related to Slack known to be one of the best collaboration tools right now. This new report regarding Slack is such that anyone would be quite astonished reading it. We see that credentials of any platform have a decent or high demand in the market.
But the case is different with Slack as the report claims that Slack’s credentials are available in plenty online but the problem is that hackers are not interested in getting them for some reason. As far as the report and numbers included in the report are concerned, it is known that 17,000 Slack credentials for roughly 12,000 Slack workspaces are being sold online. However, the problem is that there are plenty of sellers but hardly any buyer causing a gap between demand and supply.
KELA, cybersecurity firm carried out this report and found out this when they were specifically looking for Slack credentials. Now, it is also interesting to note that KELA found this when looking for the Twitter hack which is said to involve hacking Slack credentials and finding access to internal Twitter tools pinned to a Slack channel. It is said that the found Slack credentials had their “prices varied from $0.50 and up to $300, depending on the workspace’s value to attackers”. Also, many government slack channels were found being sold as well.
The report added that they saw one ad regarding buying slack accounts but “Almost a year after it was posted, the ad still has no replies,” and also that “we found almost no discussions about schemes or methods to monetize Slack credentials, suggesting there is no active interest in targeting Slack among cybercrime communities.”