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Data of 6 Lakh Indians Stolen, Sold on Bot Markets So Far: Study

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Around 6 lakh people in India had their data stolen and sold on bot networks, according to a study by NordVPN. The service found that 50 lakh users were affected globally, making India the worst country affected. Meanwhile, the study found stolen logins including those from Google, Microsoft and Facebook accounts on three major bot markets.
Around five million people globally have had their data stolen and sold on the bot market to date, of which 6 lakh are from India, making it the worst affected country, according to one of the world’s largest VPN service providers NordVPN.
Bot markets are used by hackers to sell stolen data from victims’ devices with bot malware.
The study by NordVPN, of Lithuania’s Nord Security, said the stolen data included user logins, cookies, digital fingerprints, screenshots and other information, with the average price for the digital identity of a person pegged at Rs.

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