Cybercrooks tried to steal these identities in just nine minutes

Cybercriminals took just nine minutes to start trying to rob a set of 100 synthetic “victims” whose fake personal information was posted online in an experiment by Federal Trade Commission officials over the past few weeks. The speed of exploitation efforts might be linked to the fact that this posting — one of two dumps of the same fake data officials made in an effort to better understand how the exploitation of online accounts happens in real life — was noticed by a Twitter bot geared toward tracking any new data possibly useful for identity theft.

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