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Jun 05, 2020 PRINT EDITION
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Personal data of 115mn Pakistani mobile users go on sale on Dark Web

 The company that has found the data dump says that the cybercriminal behind this data breach is demanding $2.1 mill
April 10, 2020
  • The company that has found the data dump says that the cybercriminal behind this data breach is demanding $2.1 million for the data.

A Pakistani cybersecurity company has discovered a data dump of 115 million Pakistani mobile users’ data, which have been put up for sale on the dark web on Friday.

As per rewterz, the company that has found the data dump says that the cybercriminal behind this data breach is demanding $2.1 million for the data. “This indicates that financially motivated threat actors are active in Pakistan and organizations are becoming a victim of these cyberattacks,” stated the firm.

The company said that it has analyzed the samples of the data dump that has been released on a popular dark web forum. The stolen data includes users’ personal details, such as full name, complete address, their mobile numbers as well as their NIC number and Tax number.

The firm added that the cybercriminal offering the data dump for sale is a VIP member of the dark web forum where the ad has been posted. “Database is freshly hacked this week. That data was still being updated as I took the data down. Beautifully organized in a CSV with headers for your pleasure.” data sale ad states.

The cybersecurity firm was of the view that this data could be an outcome of multiple breaches or a single breach. “It is also unclear if any specific telecom operator or all telecom operators in Pakistan fell a victim of this attack,” the company said.