PERSONAL IDENTIFIABLE INFO (PII) ABUSE

Don't let the theft of PII cause your organization brand and reputational damage.

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PII (Personally Identifiable Information) abuse is a type of fraud closely related to identity theft. Most common in the financial industry where data such as name, address, DOB (date of birth), social security, and so on can be used for malicious intent by threat actors.

How do cybercriminals manipulate PII?

  • Large-scale data breaches that collect confidential user/account information

  • Point-of-sale (POS) Malware, compromised systems that collect customer payment card information

  • Javascript skimmers (Magecart)

  • Malware installed on a user’s computer can collect account information without the user’s knowledge

  • Regardless of how the information is collected, the intent is to either sell the information to other threat actors or to exploit the data for monetary gains.

INTEL 471 CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE STOPS PII ABUSE

  • Intel 471 can locate compromised data from sources unique to our research capability, including human, machine and malware sources

  • Using a client list, we can map against all underground data to identify malicious or impersonated use

  • Prepare your business on how minimize the immediate impact and how best to prevent future instances.

  • Advise organizations on lockouts and account resets for quick protection against PII abuse