New Black Market Richlogs Emerges On Dark Web

A website on the dark web named Richlogs has emerged as a competitor to the Genesis market, selling digital identities. By collecting and stealing “digital fingerprints” from users’ web browsers, including IP address, web traffic, and operating system information, hackers can impersonate online users and access their sensitive data, include bank accounts, tax sites, and social media accounts. This could be a huge issue, as many users store credentials in their browser, according to a research report from IntSights, a cybersecurity firm based in New York City.

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Richlogs, the latest black market
Richlogs, the latest black market

Security Baron spoke to Ariel Ainhoren, Research Team Leader of Cyber Threat Intelligence at IntSights, regarding digital fingerprints. Ainhoren said,

“I can profile someone by just looking at what sites they have looked at. You can dig up someone’s life to the bone. You can figure it out from their Uber, where they are going, what they are doing….[there are] constant digital fingerprints.”

In his work at InTSights, Ainhoren works with a variety of sectors, from government to financial to credit companies. In his interview with Security Baron, Ainhoren said that phishing is the most common way for hackers to access users’ information across all sectors.

Protecting Companies From Digital Identity Fraud

In order for companies to protect themselves from hackers, companies should invest more in cybersecurity education, Ainhoren said. The research report on Richlogs included a few tips for protecting organizations from digital identity fraud, including:

  • Monitor digital identity markets continuously
  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Update fingerprinting protocols
  • Clear cookies and browser history repeatedly
  • Regularly change passwords. 

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As hackers find new ways to get unauthorized access to accounts and steal information, cybersecurity professionals must stay on top of these tactics and take preventative measures to protect their employees and customers’ data.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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