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8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data
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jeremy_wittkop
jeremy_wittkop,
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4/27/2018 | 6:38:55 PM
Interesting Read
Interesting read. Some of the methods are well known, but there are others that are less apparent until you sit down and think about what could be done with the information being stolen. I think GDPR and other regulations around the world signify that consumers are waking up to the risks associated with thei personal data. The sun is setting on idea that once we give a company our information that they can keep it in perpetuity and sell it to whomever they choose and somehow it will remain safe as it propogates. With so many ways to capitalize on stolen information, it's no wonder why these things continue to happen.
bwagner62
bwagner62,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/23/2018 | 4:46:00 PM
Re: Informative story
More than once in this article, it is stated that users do not choose or create strong passwords and we all know why passwords are not strong, why they are used over and mishandled. But when will we (especially companies) figure out the investment in MFA pays off? So many companies do not want to make an investment in access control or they cheap out with a solution that requires accessing a third party vendor's network. I can only assume that it is more profitable to continue using passwords that we all know are weak.
szurier210
szurier210,
User Rank: Moderator
4/17/2018 | 1:56:46 PM
Re: Informative story
Thanks very much for your comments. Yes, I'm always very concerned that our seniors are vulnerable to hacking attacks and social scams over the phone as well. We do what we can to help people out. 
ChristianP468
ChristianP468,
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4/17/2018 | 1:44:07 PM
Informative story
This article is very informative and knowing what hackers do with stolen data can help prevent these types of attacks in the future. It is very interesting that hackers sales stolen data that no longer have any value. This set the point that once consumers have been noticed of data breaches that they should take them seriously and change all associated information. Now many companies will force a password change after a data breach (Bonnington, 2018). One thing that was pointed out was how thefts will target elders with small medical bills that elderly people would be most likely to pay.

 

Bonnington, C. (2018). The MyFitnessPal Hack Affects 150 Million Users. It Could've Been Even Worse.Slate Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018, from https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/myfitnesspal-hack-under-armour-data-breach.html


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