‘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”.