In less than 24 hours, at least 1.6 million people visited the ’Check your hack’ Web page on the police website to see if their digital data was traded on Genesis Market. The illegal website was taken down by police on Wednesday. More than 4,200 people got some bad news.
“Normally the police site has about 50,000 visitors a day, now more than 1.6 million people have already visited the dedicated web page to check if their data was offered for sale on Genesis Market. These are people from home and abroad. From them, 4200 people received a message that their data was actually offered for sale,” says Patricia Wessels of the Rotterdam police.
The fact that these data packets with passwords and digital fingerprints were in the shop window of the website does not immediately mean that the persons were actually scammed and robbed. “It may be that that has already happened, but also that the data has been sold without being used yet. That can still happen, ” said Wessels.
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