Exposure of the “simplest” method of leak of personal data


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Experts have identified a new “simple” method of leakage of user data which has not been used in 2018. Write about this “Izvestia”, citing a study by data protection DeviceLock.

It is noted that the attackers photographing information from your computer screen on your phone and then place it in the darknet. They are resorting to this method of identity theft, since the protective system fix download database on a flash drive or to the cloud, but can’t recognize a photographing screen.

Experts say that protective full-fledged DLP systems can read the picture from the front camera of the computer and analyze, when photographed the screen. However, many companies are becoming cheaper and more simple counterparts without this feature.

In 10 percent of all cases of discharge information to the darknet data are published in the form of photographs of the computer screen. The main channels of leakage (80%) recognized the discharge of corporate information systems on external media. The main sources of discharge information — banks, microfinance organizations and mobile operators.

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