Law enforcement officers have announced the liquidation of the SSNDOB marketplace, where personal data of at least about 24 million US residents were sold for cryptocurrencies, the US Department of Justice has reported.
Among the personal data that could be purchased on the platform were the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of the victims. According to law enforcement officers, the bad actors made more than $19 million through these illegal activities.
The administrators of the marketplace advertised it on darknet forums, and to ensure anonymity, they used fictitious names, servers in different countries and accepted only cryptocurrencies.
Chainalysis analysts have said that when registering on the platform, the user received an address for transferring crypto assets associated with their account.