Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection KK Lim comments in The Straits Times article titled "Sephora customers' data allegedly being peddled on Dark Web"

Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection KK Lim comments in The Straits Times article titled "Sephora customers' data allegedly being peddled on Dark Web"
02 Aug 2019

Eversheds Harry Elias Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection KK Lim comments in The Straits Times article titled "Sephora customers' data allegedly being peddled on Dark Web". The article was first published on 2 August 2019.

Sephora customers' data allegedly being peddled on Dark Web

Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments from KK Lim:

More than three million records of customers of international beauty retailer Sephora are allegedly being peddled on the Dark Web, a leading cyber security firm said yesterday.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, Singapore-based Group-IB said the sale involves two databases containing records from February and March this year.

The Dark Web is a part of the Internet that is accessible only by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

Illegal transactions such as the buying of stolen information, hacking tools and drugs take place there.

"....Mr K.K. Lim, head of cyber security, privacy and data protection at law firm Eversheds Harry Elias, said hackers could use the information to hold people at ransom by threatening to expose their details.

He echoed Mr Sachkov's point, and added that the information could be used to produce more focused phishing attacks."

Full article can be found here.

Source: The Straits Times

Author: Hariz Baharudin

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