Dark Web has become a creepy place since it is home to illegal activities including selling drugs, weapons, stolen databases and hosting highly condemnable activities like hosting child pornography platforms.
Now, according to the latest research from Terbium Labs, a dark Web intelligence firm, cybercriminals are now targeting new-born babies to fulfill their malicious objectives. Reportedly, the Social Security numbers and salient other Personal Identifiable Information (PII), birth dates and maiden names of mothers are up for sale on the Dark Web for hundreds of dollars.
The ads, which contain information about identity packs or Fullz, are generally quite straightforward; such as one of the ads on Dark Web reads: “Infant fullz get em befor tax seson [sic]” reported Terbium Labs.
The nature of data is such that it is being sold at a whopping $300 worth of bitcoin per dataset. We do know why there is an abrupt surge in the selling of personal data of babies; the tax season is about to start and cybercriminals believe it to be the perfect time for conducting identity theft. Though a majority of people start thinking about filing their tax returns between March and April or later but for the Dark Web hooligans, the earlier a fraudulent tax return is filed the better would be the outcome.
Therefore, in order to file a fake tax return, the trickster need to obtain the exact same information that is required to be entered when filing for the real tax return and what they need is easily available on the dark web all they need is to pay in bitcoin.
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