Millions of Voter Records Up for Sale Ahead of the US Midterm Elections
After the US Midterm election ended, the underground marketer appears voter databases or record available for sale at huge prices. There are rich details available of Voter in its databases that can help the hacker learn enough to steal victims’ identity.
Carbon Black statement: Millions of voter’s data record up for sale
According to Cyber security company Carbon Black, there is once market on dark web lists of voter databases with huge collection of records for sale. Researchers have identified those voter databases of 20 different states available for sale on Dark Web.
The hacker steals details including voter IDs, full names, gender, phone number, citizenship, current & previous physical address and other details. This information of voters is enough to crafting scam and it is difficult to detect or protect these crucial data.
According to researchers, there is record of 81,534, 624 voters which has steal by seller. Voter databases emerged on Empire market that consist the data of individuals in 20 different states.
The largest caches advertised is from state of New York near 15 million voter and the another one is Florida about 12.5 million voters databases available for sale since September 1. It is not clear that the records are genuine or not. As the report on huge collection of sensitive data.
Not only Dark web, Clearnet also offers to sale hundreds of millions of records
According to researchers, Dark Web offers to sale the records of voters in databases from 20 different states. Another one is Clearnet which offers to sale voters’ information from 19 different states for prices $150 – $12500. Researchers assumed that some information detected with high priority of confidence that was valid.
In October 19, the seller of Clearnet started to masterfile with all states for the price of $61000. They have advertised a trove of about 200 millions records from each state.
Carbon Black also provides information about Cyber attacks of Q3
Researchers have also report include the information about Cyber attack which kept 37 of its incident response partners busy in Q3 (third quarter) of the year.
From their researchers that most of the incident originated either from china and Russia to connection with these countries. They have detected about 113 of Cyber attacks in these countries. Most of the cases, attackers uses destructive components to enable them to remove traces of incident and makes easy to attack victims.