Sunday, November 18, 2018

Frequent flyer miles being stolen from PII on the Dark Web

Hackers are stealing and selling frequent flyer miles on the Dark Web, according to Experian, in a story here

The details come from a report by Comparitech. 
If miles are stolen, it normally means your PII has been compromised from other sources. 

How many people watch their frequent flyer miles balances?  I don't fly often enough on the same airlines to do this. 
Experian offers searches of the “dark web” (similar to those offered by Reputation Defender in the past) to look for stolen evidence and now evidence of stolen miles.   It’s not yet clear how airlines will respond.  These could complicate TSA security.

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