Stolen Data of Over 5 Million People Sold On Bot Markets
Friday December 9, 2022. 03:00 PM , from Slashdot
Around five million people globally have had their data stolen and sold on the bot market till date, of which 600,000 are from India, making it the worst affected country, according to one of the world's largest VPN serice providers NordVPN. From the report: Bot markets are used by hackers to sell stolen data from victims' devices with bot malware. The study by NordVPN, of Lithuania's Nord Security, said the stolen data included user logins, cookies, digital fingerprints, screenshots and other information, with the average price for the digital identity of a person pegged at 490 Indian rupees($5.95). NordVPN tracked data for the past four years, ever since bot markets were launched in 2018.
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