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Exclusive: Cyber-criminals are selling victim’s selfies on the dark web

March 12, 2018

Via: TNW

You can buy almost anything on the dark web. The shrouded underbelly of the Internet is most known for its clandestine markets that make a brisk trade in the sale of drugs, weapons, and the details and identities of millions of people.

It’s the latter category that’s taken an interesting turn, with some cyber-criminals now including selfies among their data dumps.

Yes, selfies. At the start of the year, Israeli dark-web research firm Sixgill noticed a data dump for sale on a largely Russian-language dark web forum. What distinguished this dump from the thousands of others available is that each record was accompanied with a selfie of the user.

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