Tag: #data leak
Even security professionals are now the target of internet scams and online fraud. Fake data leaks are now being sold in hacker forums together with authentic databases for 500 US dollars. There are actual databases that interest security researchers. Still, unscrupulous individuals have inserted fake data leaks from financial institutions and private agencies to trick users into buying the leaks they are offering. While veteran cybersecurity practitioners could “smell” these fake leaks immediately, it could trick wannabe hackers into buying these databases in the hope of using them for future attacks.