According to a new survey, the information of more than 40.000 citizens USA, along with their social security numbers have been exposed on the Dark Web.
According to a malicious agent active in the Dark Web market, he claims to have personal information in his possession for more than 40.000 citizens of the United States.
The information contained in the leaked database hacker are as follows:
- Social Security Number (SSN)
- Date of Birth (DOB)
Citizens suspected of belonging to those whose data has been compromised can register on the platform and ask questions or check if their information has actually been leaked to the Dark Web.
The violations were made known to inform citizens about the risks associated with using the online services.
There are some steps that can be taken users to protect themselves from such data leaks: They should never initially disclose personal information, including financial information over the phone, e-mail or SMS. They should also use strong passwords and implement multi-factor authentication where possible. To regularly monitor their financial transactions and in case of any suspicious activity to contact their bank immediately. In addition, it is recommended to enable the automatic software update feature on the computer and other devices, where possible. Finally, users are advised to use a good antivirus program.