After the OPM data breach was disclosed, there were reports that some of the stolen data had appeared on the dark web. Later those claims were found to be inaccurate. I wonder if we’re going to see that again with the Experian breach.
Mark Sullivan reports:
T-Mobile data stolen from the servers of credit bureau Experian is already showing up for sale on the dark web, says one security firm.
The Irish fraud prevention startup Trustev, which monitors such data sales listings, sent VentureBeat screen shots of listings of data it believes originated from the Experian theft, which was reported Thursday.
Read more on VentureBeat. Trustev reportedly told VentureBeat that although it wasn’t “definite” the data were from the Experian hack, it was “extremely likely.”
DataBreaches.net asked Experian whether any of the data had been sent to them by Trustev and whether they could confirm or deny that the data came from their records. An Experian spokesperson responded that Trustev had not contacted them with any data and that this was the first they were hearing of this claim. For now, then, they are treating it as an “unsubstantiated rumor.”