The dark web knows too much about me

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What do Dunkin’ Donuts, Fortnite, Sprint and dark web sites the Dow Jones company all have in common? They’ve all suffered from massive hacks in 2019 alone.

After every data breach, victim data often surfaces on the encrypted «hidden» internet known as the , dark web sites a network of sites that can only be accessed with . Dark web markets operate like the ecommerce darknet websites we shop on every day, but often trade in illicit goods like drugs, Dark Web Markets weapons and stolen data.

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Because so many companies now capture and darkmarket store personal information, darknet market links hacking has become a profitable profession, said Terbium Labs vice president of research Emily Wilson. One hacker known as Gnosticplayers has allegedly leaked over 840 million user records. His most recent dump of 26.42 million records .

«The dark web has provided the raw materials that these fraudsters need to build out scalable criminal empires,» said Wilson. «We’re talking about identity theft of millions of people, incdark markets 2022 web site Torch, I was able to uncover additional details, including older geographic coordinates.

Fortunately my current location was not available, but old data is still valuable data, said Wilson, and criminals can use your old details to figure out your routines, where you work and maybe even your neighborhood.

«Once your data is in the mix, you’re just another cog in the wheel,» she explained. «You’re just another resource. Data is often repackaged, resold, re-released, which means, if you’re exposed once, it’s going to be used hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of times before it’s all said and done.»

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