Hackers sell stolen data from victims’ devices using bot malware on bot marketplaces. To date, the data of five million people has been stolen and sold on the bot market. India is the nation most severely impacted, accounting for 600,000 of them. On November 30, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) saw almost 6,000 hacking attempts in only 24 hours. 667 million cookies, 81,000 digital fingerprints, 538,000 auto-fill forms, many gadget screenshots, and camera snapshots were all discovered by NordVPN researchers.
The going rate for a person’s digital identity is 490 Indian rupees ($5.95). Three significant bot marketplaces were examined: the Genesis market, the Russian market, and 2Easy.
India has always dealt with issues related to cyber security. A number of servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were compromised as recently as last month. Since the start of bot marketplaces in 2018, NordVPN has been collecting data.