The data of about 50 lakh people around the world has been stolen and sold in the bot market. About six lakh of these are people of India. India is one of the worst hit countries in terms of data theft. Hackers are selling it on bot market after stealing people’s data with malware.
A study by VPN service provider NordVPN revealed that the stolen data included user logins, cookies, digital fingerprints, screenshots and other information. The average price of a person’s digital data in the bot market is around Rs 490. Since the inception of Bot Markets about four years ago NordVPN The data theft is being tracked by the For the last few years, India is facing difficulties related to cyber security. Last month, the servers of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), one of the largest hospitals in the country, were damaged by hackers. After this the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had to deal with thousands of hacking attempts.
The rules related to cyber security in the country were tightened earlier this year. Under these rules, tech companies have to report data theft to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) within six hours of detection of such incidents. NordVPN’s study examines three major bot markets. In this, stolen logins have been found from the accounts of Google, Microsoft and Facebook.
recent messaging service WhatsApp The data of crores of users was stolen by hackers. These included users from 84 countries including India, America, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Hackers are trying to sell this data online. This data includes mobile numbers of WhatsApp users from 84 countries. An advertisement on a hacking community forum claimed the sale of mobile numbers of 487 million WhatsApp users. This information is mostly used in phishing attacks. For this reason, WhatsApp users should avoid calls and messages from unknown numbers.