It is evident that, the more we speak on the issues or hype anything related to the countries common interest, it become the sweet spot for the cyber crooks ,since these network of hackers community are well organised .However, the corporate world they work on different directions with their vested interests. Organizations of all sizes are at risk from nation-states, hacktivists, organized crime, and malicious and accidental insider threats. Security practitioners are under increasing pressure to defend their organizations. Let’s look into the scammers, how they have used the Social Security numbers and other data to create synthetic IDs to collect unemployment benefits.
Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on virtually every aspect of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown. They’ve created malware designed to tap into the medical, financial, social, and even psychological repercussions of the outbreak. To help people and businesses affected financially, the government has been offering loans, stimulus packages, and increased unemployment benefits. And, of course, all of that represents another area to be manipulated by scammers. With this the online exploitations by cyber criminals continue to grow in volume and scope. Cybercriminals have been combining various types of data to create phony IDs to obtain unemployment benefits from the US government. At the same time, the global health crisis is dangerous enough as it is which makes the added concern of cyber threats almost overwhelming. A million dollar question is on how to effectively fight back against them. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over,” A report says, “Threat actors are collecting, buying, and selling data and are educating and collaborating with each other to profit off this worldwide crisis.
Secondly, scammers can purchase a FULLZ database on the Dark Web. Offered on English sites as well as underground Russian forums, these databases contain complete packages of all the necessary personal data stolen from individuals. Some Dark Web merchants also sell forged identities, both physical and scanned.
With current government systems stressed to their limits, this type of fraud is becoming easier and more profitable for cybercriminals. These criminals who steal your personal data don’t necessarily use that information themselves. More likely, they’ll sell those tidbits on the Dark Web where a wide audience of people can buy and use them to steal your identity and make a healthy profit. Lets look at on how every data sells, and the enterprises they make money out of it, A debit card quickly draws the necessary funds from your bank account. But a credit card charge waits for payment until the next billing cycle, which means you can contest the charges, so this type of theft is not as easy to pull off. A report which could surprise you says, Looking at your proofs of identity, your driver’s license sells for $27.62, while your passport goes for $18.45. Your email accounts aren’t worth as much—Gmail credentials sell for $5.87 and Yahoo Mail credentials for $1.65. And for anyone who still has an AOL account, those are cheap at just 41 cents.
E-commerce accounts range in price depending on the vendor. At the high end, your Amazon account sells for $30.36, followed by your Best Buy account for $26.54, and your eBay account for $21.66. At the low end, credentials for Craigslist can be had for just $4.66 and those for Home Depot for $5. For all of us who use social media, a Facebook account sells on the Dark Web for $9.12, a Reddit account for $6.21, and a Twitter account for $2.02. Have you ever tried online dating? An account with Match goes for $7.86. For mobile phone users, T-Mobile credentials are at the top, selling for $16, followed by Verizon at $11.81, and AT&T at $7.81. But Skype credentials are cheap at just $1.25. It is all about the identity theft, Your susceptibility to identity theft depends on a variety of factors, including your password and the security of the vendor. But one factor that plays a role is your location.