Botnet Steals Over a Million Social Security Numbers

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If you live in the US and are a citizen, you know exactly what Social Security is and you know by heart your number. Unfortunately, this system comes under attack on a personal basis and the effected person usually deals with credit card fraud or worse. Now, there has been a shocking discovery that a botnet managed to steal social security numbers and other important information of over a million Americans, including artists, political figures, and even directors of top US agencies.
This shocking news prompted multiple government agencies to open an investigation looking into this matter. According to recent discoveries, a website called SSNDOB.ms was stealing info from LexisNexis servers and two other companies that specialize in background checks. With this, hackers were able to steal 3.1 million diverse records. The worst part is that the malware used had no problem evading even the top-of-the-line anti-virus security systems. There is no report on who these hackers are, but the FBI is expected to comment on this issue in the following weeks

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