CyberNews Briefs

‘Digital Doppelganger’ Underground Takes Payment Card Theft to the Next Level

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a massive underground online marketplace where criminals are selling over 60,000 digital doppelgangers, which are stolen, legitimate digital identities that include information like login credentials to online banking systems as well as the digital ‘masks’ or ‘fingerprints’ of victims, i.e. information about their digital behavior that allows crooks to bypass anti-fraud systems.

According to Sergey Lozhkin of Kaspersky Lab, the forum, named Genesis, is the first large marketplace for digital doppelgangers. In addition to stolen identities, criminals are also selling a browser plug-in that threat actors can use to “use a fingerprint, change a fingerprint, and generate a fingerprint,” all “in one click”.

Read more: ‘Digital Doppelganger’ Underground Takes Payment Card Theft to the Next Level

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.