Passport data from over 1.14 Mln Russians is now available for sale on the dark web. This data was stolen from citizens who voted within the country’s recent constitutional reform referendum, utilising the Blockchain technology.
In line with Kommersant, quoting information provided by the hackers, illegal sellers have already sold over “30 thousand lines” of a document that contains the leaked data. Lines are listed at a price of $1.50 USD each, but the price-per-line goes as low as $1 USD for parties purchasing the data in bulks.
Although passport data cannot necessarily be used for sensitive purposes, the sellers claim their information will permit buyers to access credit history, home addresses, and company names registered by each victim.
The authenticity of the data was confirmed by the native reporting media outlet after receiving a document containing several number the stolen passport data.
As per an investigation published by Russian language media outlet Meduza, an archive titled “degvoter.zip” was publicly available for download for several hours via a government website earlier on 1st Aug.