Data belonging to nine million customers of the CDEC Express transportation service was put up for sale on the Web for 70 thousand rubles ($950). This is the largest leak of personal data in Russian delivery services
Telegram channel In4security noticed that the database contains information about the delivery and location of goods and information about buyers, including Tax Identification Numbers. The seller of the database sent the author of the Telegram channel screenshots dated May 8, 2020. This indicates that the databases are fresh.
The CDEC claims that there was no data leak from the company. As the representative of the service stressed, personal data is collected by many companies, including state aggregators, the leak could have occurred on any of these resources.
Andrey Arsentiev, Head of Analytics and Special Projects at InfoWatch Group of Companies, said that this is the largest leak of personal data from Russian delivery services. He notes that the information of CDEC users is not leaked for the first time: previously, customers of the delivery service complained that personal data of other people is visible on the company’s website due to vulnerabilities.
Head of Security Department of SearchInform Alex Drozd warned that after leaks there are always calls from scammers. They call the victim and introduce themselves as company employees and try to find out information about billing information.
The interest of fraudsters in the data of courier services may be associated with an increase in demand for their services during the coronavirus pandemic and self-isolation.
The company also recalled that recently, cases of detection of fraudulent sites that act on behalf of CDEC have become more frequent.
It should be noted that in recent weeks, there has been an increase in phishing sites: online cinemas, online stores, training courses, legal advice, government portals. Earlier, Disposable mail news reported that Russia has bypassed the USA in hosting for phishing resources.