The database of Russian car owners is sold for bitcoins – E Hacking News
According to the description of the database, it contains 129 million leads obtained from the traffic police register. This is information about vehicles registered in Russia: the place of registration, make and model of the car, date of initial and last registration.
An employee of the car-sharing company whose vehicle data is contained in the registry confirmed the authenticity of the data.
Moreover, cybersecurity experts have already verified the authenticity of the documents. They also noted that this database was most likely stolen from the traffic police or insurance companies.
“Most often leaks occur in the traffic police and insurance companies”, said Ashot Hovhannisyan, founder and technical director of DeviceLock, said that the database of motorists is regularly sold on the Darknet.
According to him, now this database is unique, as it contains information about the initial registration of cars since the 1990s.
For an additional fee, sellers offer to provide personal data of car owners, including last name, first name and patronymic, address, date of birth, passport number, and contact information. They also sell the TIN of legal entities where the car is registered.
The full version of the database with all data costs 0.3 bitcoin (approximately $2.8 thousand). 1.5 bitcoins (about $14 thousand) will cost the transfer to exclusive use.
Mikhail Firsov, Technical Director of Information Security Systems, believes that companies that buy such databases can use them to conduct illegal financial transactions, execute transactions, and fake legal documents.
Earlier, E Hacking News reported about the sale of data of 9 million customers of the Express transportation service CDEK in the Darknet. This is the largest leak of personal data in Russian delivery services.