Losing money, reputation damage, debt of other people, or even the cost of crime. According to a Russian company, these are some of the risks that victims of theft of their information may be on the Internet. Kaspersky Lab
Following an investigation that they visited on the Dark Web e-commerce site, they concluded that while personal information about user identities is usually not very valuable in dollars, it is an important resource that can have several abusive uses. In this respect, data generated through popular services such as social networks and video content websites would be particularly "catchy".
According to researchers, criminals can sell a person's full digital life less than 50 dollars (about 35000 Chilean pesos), which includes social networking accounts, bank information, remote access to servers or desktops, or data from services such as Uber, Netflix and Spotify, Tinder and pornographic websites that hold credit card information.
On their own, they indicate that the price of "hacked" accounts is lower, which costs about one dollar for each and even with the "wholesale" special values.
Some even include lifetime warranty with a replacement if the broken account fails.
Security Manager at 3IT, Daniel Aldana, points out that at the local level, we are not relieved of danger, because "for some time, the dynamics Hacking as a service. "It could even be "Employers" or "intelligence" looking for specialists.
"I remember that at some point I uploaded a site that was using a special vulnerability. After two days, the Chinese got in touch with me, offering me to work on Hacking. It showed me that people really hire people in one way or another, "he says." It's a reality. "
How do you get your data?
As the Russian company has indicated, the most common way of obtaining this data is available campaigns "Phishing" – that is, using messages or emails with links or malicious attachments, or use some security vulnerabilities in applications.
The danger is multiplied when the passwords obtained by the malicious user are the same on other social networking victims, thus facilitating access to the rest of digital life.
To avoid this danger, the company suggests – in addition do not repeat passwords in multiple accounts – do not forget antivirus and other security programs and their respective updates and be aware of the data that is delivered in all sorts of ways.
In particular, Kaspersky Lab's Chief Security Officer David Jobey recommends taking care of the social networking profile available to the public or organizations.
Against phishing, from the company it is clear: do not use bait and Always check that the sender's link address and email address are authentic before clicking. "A flexible security program will alert you also if you try to visit a malicious web page," they say.
They also recommend setting up a number of secure keys using password management programs to prevent their remembering problems.