Excellus case offers a glimpse into the dark web of private data

Steve Orr of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has an interesting follow-up to the Excellus incident that was covered on this site in earlier posts. It seems plaintiff-members who are suing Excellus over the incident claim that their information was found up for sale on the dark web.

But who’s selling it, and are the data really from Excellus?

Read Steve’s report here. As I told Steve when he contacted me, I don’t think the database TheDarkOverlord listed for sale last June is from Excellus at all, even though the number of records in it is similar to the size of the Excellus database, but of course, I could be wrong.

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