GDPR Fueling Rise of PII Theft, Cryptomining Plateauing (Infosecurity)


Scammers are increasingly targeting Personally Identifiable Information (PII), turning away from bitcoin scams and putting resource behind traditional technology support scams. According to Malwarebytes’s 2018 report, the new General Data Protection Regulation could be fueling this increase in PII theft, as the information could be more valuable on the black market. The company observed that a victim had allowed a phishing scammer entry into their computer, which resulted in stolen email credentials.