The forum where the database archive was put up for sale specializes in selling databases and organizing information leaks. The main buyers of personal data are businessmen and fraudsters. “For both, the motivation is primary intelligence and enrichment with additional information. The available data is needed to plan a line of behavior,” Dmitry Budorin, CEO of Hacken, quotes ForkLog.
For example, companies can arrange spam mailings or get information about competitors, and attackers can use personal data for phishing. Ashot Oganesyan, the founder of DeviceLock, in a conversation with ForkLog cites as an example “a call from the alleged security service of the bank demanding to name incoming SMS codes confirming transactions in Internet banking.”
This is not the first time that traffic police databases have been put up for sale.
For example, in August 2020, an announcement appeared on one of the hacker forums about the sale of a database with personal data of drivers from Moscow and the region, relevant to December 2019. Ashot Oganesyan told CNews that this database with information about metropolitan motorists appears on the Network not for the first time. “This is not a single leak. This is a systematic (monthly) drain,” the expert noted.