More than 60,000 stolen profiles are offered for sale in the underground marketplace Genesis Store, it includes browser fingerprints, web site user logins and passwords, cookies, and credit card information. The seller is offering the stolen data at a price per profile that ranges from $5 to $200.
“Genesis Store is an online
Operators behind the marketplace explained that the price for the good they are selling is calculated automatically using a unique algorithm,
for example, online bank account credentials have a higher price.
Genesis Store is the biggest online underground market for stolen data, it is easy to use and allows users to select specific bots by searching for credentials
The Genesis Store provides users a special .crx plugin for Chromium-based browsers that allows them to install of stolen digital profiles with a single click.
“The plugin allows installing stolen digital profiles into the
An option implemented in Genesis Store allows customers to generate unique fingerprints, that could be used to enter stolen bank card information into online store forms. The use of unique browser fingerprints allows bypassing anti-fraud system.
Experts at Kaspersky also described another tool widely used to bypass
Crooks could leverage the Tenebris Linken Sphere browser to bypass anti-fraud systems and remain anonymous, this tool is used for carding for years.
“Unlike the Genesis plugin, Sphere is a fully functional browser with advanced fingerprint configuration capabilities, automatic proxy server validity testing and usage options, etc. It even features a user activity emulator – cybercriminals can program it to open the desired websites, follow links, stay on websites for a given length of time, etc.” continues Kaspersky. “Simply put, to trick the anti-fraud systems’ behavior analysis modules. The
This browser is offered as part of a subscription-based licensing system that goes for $100 per month. Cybercriminals that want to access the fingerprints market have to pay a fee of $500 per month.
(SecurityAffairs – fingerprints, Genesis Store)