Over 6 lakh Indians’ data stolen and sold to Bot Markets till now: Study

New Delhi: According to NordVPN, one of the world’s largest VPN service providers, about 5 million people worldwide have had their data stolen and sold on the bot market so far, 600,000 of them from India. , has been the most affected country. Bot markets are used by hackers to sell data stolen from victims’ devices using bot malware. According to NordVPN’s research by Lithuania’s Nord Security, the stolen data included user her logins, cookies, digital fingerprints, screenshots and other information, with the average price of a personal digital ID rising to It is fixed at INR 490 ($5.95).

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NordVPN has tracked data over the past four years since the bot market launched in 2018. India has been dealing with cybersecurity concerns for some time. Just last month, multiple servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a federal hospital for ministers, politicians and the general public, were infected on Nov. 23, a senior police official told Reuters. told to

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A week after the ransomware attack on AIIMS, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) faced nearly 6,000 hacking attempts within 24 hours on November 30, reports The Times of India. India’s cybersecurity regulations have tightened up earlier this year, with India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) urging technology companies to report data breaches within six hours of becoming aware of such incidents. and maintain IT and communication logs for six months.

NordVPN’s research looked at three major bot markets: the Genesis market, the Russian market, and 2Easy, and found stolen logins, including those from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook accounts.

NordVPN Chief Technology Officer Marijus Briedis said:

“And after the bot is sold, we assure the buyer that the victim’s information will be updated as long as the device remains infected with the bot.” cookies, 81,000 digital fingerprints, 538,000 autofill forms, numerous device screenshots, and webcam snaps.