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Website Selling Access to Personal Data Seized by FBI

Malachi Walker

Website Selling Access to Personal Data Seized by FBI

With the increasing frequency of data breach reports seen in the news, you may have thought more about whether your company's information is compromised. New reports from fightingidentitycrimes, backed by an announcement from the Department of Justice, suggest that most of that compromised data is up for sale to cybercriminals on the dark web. The recent announcement revealed the FBI had seized a website containing 12 billion records.

Sontiq's Steve Turner reports how this website worked, it's dangers, and tips to protect your personal information, including:

  1. Audit login credentials

  2. Enable two-factor authentication

  3. Do not provide login, personal or financial information on unsecured sites

  4. Monitor social media accounts

To read about this in greater detail, check out the rest of Steve Turner's article here.