|Headline||Russian drivers’ data stolen and offered for sale on the dark web|
Anonymous hackers managed to attack a database and put everything it contained up for sale on the deep Internet: in particular, the data of more than 129 million Russian car owners. According to the Russian media Vedomosti, whoever paid the stipulated price could access data such as the owner’s first and last name, address, date of birth and even passport number and contact information.
The price set by the offender to get the complete information of the entire database was 0.3 bitcoins – about 2,500 euros – while if you wanted to have exclusive use of it you had to pay 5 times more: 1.5 bitcoins – about 12,500 euros.
Ashot Hovhannisyan, founder and CTO of DeviceLock, explains in statements reported by Vedomosti that it is common for cybercriminals to offer databases for sale on the Internet. How do they gain access to them? By hacking into the servers that store them. The most commonly breached are those of the police and insurance companies.
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|Data / Life||Datos|
|Recognized by brand||No|
Data since 2012
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