Shocking Rise In Cyber Threats With 36 Million AI And Gaming Credentials Compromised

Shocking Rise In Cyber Threats

Research conducted on the dark web market revealed a shocking rise in cyber threats over the course of the last three years, with more than 36 million credentials (comprising of logins and passwords) from prominent AI and gaming websites compromised by infostealers.

According to the Economic Times, the study revealed that the credentials of 34 million Roblox users have been compromised by malware and exposed on the dark web during the last three years. This alarming number has seen a staggering increase of 231 percent, surging from approximately 4.7 million in 2021 to 15.5 million in 2023.

Children Most Vulnerable To Cyber Threats

The susceptibility of children to various forms of social engineering makes them one of the most vulnerable audiences, which is why there is a significant increase in cyber threats, namely the theft of login credentials associated with Roblox, reports TechX.

SecurityBrief states the increasing popularity of different AI services, such as image editing, translation, text tuning, chatbots, and voice generators, is leading to the compromise of their credentials.

Worrying Rise In Cyber Threats Driven By Malware

OpenAI, among other leading AI companies, experienced a breach of user credentials caused by infostealer activities:

  • ChatGPT: Approximately 688,000 ChatGPT credentials were compromised between 2021 and 2023. The significant increase in leaked login information and passwords in 2023, which was nearly 33 times higher than the previous year, highlights a worrying rise in cyber threats following the widespread use of chatbots.
  • Canva: In the last three years, approximately 1,160,000 individuals who used the application Canva, an AI-powered online graphic design tool, had their credentials compromised by malware designed to steal data.
  • Grammarly: The report also revealed that Grammarly, a well-known AI writing assistant, experienced a theft of approximately 839,000 user credentials between 2021 and 2023.


The compromise of credentials mentioned arises from the activity of infostealers, a specific type of malware created to pilfer user credentials for cyberattacks, illicit sales on the dark web, or other nefarious purposes. Infostealers can infect both personal and corporate devices through methods such as phishing emails or websites, public-facing sites containing malicious content, and various other techniques.

Countering Cyber Threats With SentryBay

“At SentryBay, we understand the evolving threats in the digital landscape, especially in the AI and gaming sectors,” commented Brent Agar, VP Strategic Partnerships, SentryBay.  “Our anti-keylogging and anti-screenshot technologies are designed to counteract these cyber threats directly, offering a shield to users’ sensitive data. By integrating our solutions, AI and gaming companies can significantly enhance the safety of their platforms, ensuring a secure and trustworthy environment for all users, especially children. The technology’s seamless integration and user-centric approach, ensures robust security during gaming without disrupting the experience. This proactive approach not only protects the users but also bolsters the company’s reputation as a secure platform in the digital age.”