US Authorities Shut Down SSNDOB Marketplace Selling Data of over 24 Million People
The US Department of Justice has shut down SSNDOB, a popular darknet marketplace for trading compromised Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers, and other sensitive personally identifiable information (PII).
Thought to possess the stolen PII of over 24 million Americans, SSNDOB operated using at least four related domains: "ssndob.ws," "ssndob.vip," "ssndob.club," and "blackjob.biz." It employed a series of complex tactics to avoid attacks from competitors and crackdowns by authorities.
A Bleeping Computer investigation also revealed that much of the data SSNDOB had come from hospital data leaks.
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Informative, thank you for posting this one, @Withoutfurtherradu.2
Unfortunately there's a lot of other similar markets that are still up and running.1
It's like "whack a mole" out there, as that's what I was wondering too, who's going to be replacing them. Especially when it involves large amounts of money, taken illegally. Or, as Sway said in the movie Gone in 60 seconds, "I've Got Two Jobs. I've Discovered That You Have To Work Twice As Hard When It's Honest".1