Monday, May 13, 2019

Fire sale on the Dark Web: 60,000 digital fingerprints

Fire sale on the Dark Web: 60,000 digital fingerprints

This week’s Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit revealed a troubling development, even by Dark Web standards.

Kaspersky researchers detailed a new online marketplace where cybercriminals can purchase full digital fingerprints for 60,000 online users. Genesis, the name ascribed to the new marketplace, sells full user profiles for as little as $5. This information helps cyber criminals evade many of the security standards that currently detect abnormal account behavior and can be indicative of fraud.

For instance, a full user profile doesn’t just include login information. It provides thieves with account cookies, browser details, webGL signatures, and other features that allow criminals to evade detection. Data thieves use a Genesis Chrome extension to use the stolen information, something that security researchers have already discovered in the wild.

It’s recommended that people enable two-factor authentication whenever possible to help prevent this scheme from impacting them. At the same time, keeping an eye on our digital information seems even more pertinent than ever. Software solutions like BullPhish ID can help you keep a pulse on your customer and employee data by continuously tracking the “when, where, and what.”

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