267 Million Facebook Profile Records for Sale on the Dark Web

Facebook Profiles for Sale on Dark Web

What Happened?

On April 20, 2020, more than 267 million Facebook profiles were found listed for sale on the Dark Web — for only $600. Reports link these profiles back to the Facebook data leak discovered in December 2019, and possibly others. Researchers are still uncertain how this data was first exposed but have noted that 16.8 million of the Facebook profiles now include more data than was disclosed originally, including account holder’s email address, birth date, and gender. These expanded profiles may be a result of multiple breaches and leaks of Facebook data being cobbled together to round out Facebook user information, adding more value for cyberthieves selling it on the Dark Web, and increasing account holders’ risk of identity theft. Continue reading

500K Zoom Accounts Discovered for Sale on the Dark Web

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What Happened?

As organizations move to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, online communications have become essential. Online audio, web and video conferencing tool usage have increased 400% in only one month, according to AT&T. This new popularity for virtual meetings has also seen a multitude of security exploitations on popular video conferencing sites like Zoom.

On April 14, 2020, over 500,000 Zoom account credentials were found for sale on the Dark Web. The information available for purchase include the user’s email address, password, personal meeting URL, and their Zoom Host Key — all being sold for less than a penny each. In some cases, the account credentials were being offered for free. The account details were obtained through credential stuffing attacks, where cyberthieves use emails and passwords previously exposed in other, non-related data breaches, to attempt access into other sites.

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Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Against COVID-19 Scams

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Identity thieves are playing on the fears of individuals around the world as coverage regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, increases. Fraudsters are exploiting the opportunity to steal the Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial information, and even medical information, of those looking for knowledge, protection, and treatment for the viral infection.

As easy as it can be to get swept up in the constant barrage of news, it is important to also stay on alert when it comes to protecting your identity and that of your family, as well as your financial well-being.

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Third-Party Data Breaches: An Unavoidable Threat for All Businesses

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Corporate data breaches are nearly a daily occurrence, and it’s not only the largest, most visible companies that are exposed to the risk. Often, data vulnerabilities can stem from relationships that companies have with vendors, suppliers, partners, and other third parties. Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) are especially vulnerable to data theft. They typically have fewer resources, lack a security infrastructure, or don’t think they are as exposed to the risk of breaches as larger organizations. Continue reading