SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Meet Genesis – the underground e-shop with tens of thousands of digital doppelgangers for sale to bypass financial anti-fraud solutions

April 09, 2019

Kaspersky Lab has published the results of an investigation into Genesis – an e-shop that is trading over 60,000 stolen and legitimate digital identities, making successful credit card fraud that much easier to conduct. This marketplace as well as other malicious tools involve abusing the machine-learning based anti-fraud approach of ‘digital masks’: a unique, trusted customer profile based on known device and behavior characteristics.

Every time we enter our financial, payment and personal information in an online transaction, advanced, analytic, machine learning anti-fraud solutions match us against something called a digital mask. These masks are unique to each user and combine the fingerprints of devices and browsers commonly used to make payments/bank online (like screen and OS information, a range of browser data like headers, time zone, installed plugins, window size etc.) with advanced analytics and machine learning (the individual user’s cookies, online and computer behavior, etc.). That way, the financial organizations’ anti-fraud teams can determine whether it is truly us entering our credentials, or a malicious carder trying to buy goods using a stolen card, and either approve or deny the transaction, or send it on for further analysis.

Kaspersky SECURITY ANALYST SUMMIT 2019 - Day 01

Kaspersky SECURITY ANALYST SUMMIT 2019 - Day 01

[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9376_20190409105358553_20190409052548.jpg]80SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_2z9a1023_20190409105440854_20190409053137.jpg]80SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Independent Researcher, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_2z9a1028_20190409105440854_20190409053207.jpg]80SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Independent Researcher, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_2z9a1032_20190409105440854_20190409053223.jpg]40SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Joe FitzPatrick, Instructor and Researcher at Securing Hardware speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_2z9a1035_20190409112535863_20190409053240.jpg]30SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Costin Raiu, Director, Global Research & Analysis Team At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u0016_2019040934653523_20190409052453.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher, Eemea Research Center At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9272_20190409105358547_20190409053326.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: The cnference room is seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9275_20190409105358547_20190409053336.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: The cnference room is seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9282_20190409105358547_20190409053344.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Xx is seen/speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9285_20190409105358547_20190409053357.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Attendees are seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9304_20190409105358549_20190409053413.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Entertainers perform at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9325_20190409105358551_20190409053429.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Entertainers perform at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9339_20190409105358552_20190409053436.jpg]30SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9360_20190409105358552_20190409052534.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9380_20190409105358554_20190409052556.jpg]30SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9449_20190409105358557_20190409052840.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Independent Researcher, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9455_20190409105358558_20190409052856.jpg]20SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Independent Researcher, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9503_20190409105358562_20190409052910.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Joe FitzPatrick, Instructor and Researcher at Securing Hardware speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9533_20190409105358563_20190409052927.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Attendees are seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9548_20190409105358564_20190409052942.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Joe FitzPatrick, Instructor and Researcher at Securing Hardware speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9559_20190409112506867_20190409052959.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Costin Raiu, Director, Global Research & Analysis Team At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9586_20190409112506869_20190409053018.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Boris Larin, Senior Malware Analyst At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9593_20190409112506869_20190409052647.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Vitaly Kamluk, Head Of Research Center, Apac At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9602_20190409112506870_20190409052751.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Vitaly Kamluk, Head Of Research Center, Apac At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u0009_2019040934653523_20190409055548.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher, Eemea Research Center At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u0025_2019040934653523_20190409055623.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher, Eemea Research Center At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u0064_2019040941954940_20190409062354.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky (L), CEO At Kaspersky Lab, is seen with Oleg Abdurashitov Head of Public Affairs, APAC At Kaspersky Lab at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u0068_2019040941954940_20190409062354.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky (L), CEO At Kaspersky Lab, is seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9342_20190409105358552_20190409053444.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Attendees are seen at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9347_20190409105358552_20190409053454.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9659_2019040912931413_20190409053857.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Ryan Naraine, Security Research Community Engagement Leader at Intel Corporation, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9691_2019040912931415_20190409053521.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: The Grugq speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9706_2019040912931415_20190409053535.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Silas Cutler, Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9708_2019040912931416_20190409053545.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade (R), Staff Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, and Silas Cutler, Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, speak at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9711_2019040912931416_20190409053602.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade, Staff Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
[img src=http://www.onlifemagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/kaspersky-security-analyst-summit-2019-day-01/thumbs/thumbs_du9u9745_2019040912931417_20190409053616.jpg]10SAS - Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade (L), Staff Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, and Silas Cutler, Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, speak at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade (L), Staff Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, and Silas Cutler, Security Researcher at Chronicle Security, speak at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Kurt Baumgartner, Principal Security Researcher At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Kurt Baumgartner, Principal Security Researcher At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Kurt Baumgartner, Principal Security Researcher At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Dr Paul Vixie (R), CEO of Farsight Security, recieves the SAS 2019 MVP Award from Ryan Naraine, Security Research Community Engagement Leader at Intel Corporation, at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Dr Paul Vixie (R), CEO of Farsight Security, recipient of the SAS 2019 MVP Award, speaks with Ryan Naraine, Security Research Community Engagement Leader at Intel Corporation, at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Madeline Stone, Senior Security Engineer at Google, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Madeline Stone, Senior Security Engineer at Google, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Peter Kruse (L), Head of CSIS at CSIS Security Group, and Benoît Ancel, researcher at CSIS Security Group, speak at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Benoît Ancel, researcher at CSIS Security Group, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Luca Bongiorni, Principal Offensive Security Specialist at Bentley Systems, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Peter Kruse (L), Head of CSIS at CSIS Security Group, and Benoît Ancel, researcher at CSIS Security Group, speak at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Xx is seen/speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Xx is seen/speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Joe FitzPatrick, Instructor and Researcher at Securing Hardware, speaks during a PowerPoint Karaoke session, at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 09: Irena Damsky, founder at Damsky.tech, speaks during a PowerPoint Karaoke session at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – APRIL 09: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO At Kaspersky Lab, speaks at Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019 on April 09, 2019 in Singapore.The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies. For info visit www.sas.kaspersky.com (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

However, the digital mask can be copied or created from scratch, and Kaspersky Lab’s investigation has found that cybercriminals are actively using such digital doppelgangers to bypass advanced anti-fraud measures. In February 2019, Kaspersky Lab research uncovered the Genesis Darknet marketplace – an online shop selling stolen digital masks and user accounts at prices ranging from $5 to $200 each. Its customers simply buy previously stolen digital masks together with stolen logins and passwords to online shops and payment services, and then launch them through a browser and proxy connection to mimic real user activity. If they have the legitimate user’s account credentials, the attacker can then access their online accounts or make new, trusted transactions in their name.

“We see a clear trend of carding fraud increasing around the world. While the industry invests heavily in anti-fraud measures, digital doppelgangers are hard to catch. An alternative way to prevent the spread of this malicious activity is to shut down the fraudsters’ infrastructure. That is why we urge law enforcement agencies across the world to pay extra attention to this issue and join the fight,” said Sergey Lozhkin, security researcher, Kaspersky Lab.

Other tools enable attackers to create from scratch their own unique digital masks that won’t trigger anti-fraud solutions. Kaspersky Lab researchers have investigated one such tool, a special Tenebris browser with an embedded configuration generator to develop unique fingerprints. Once created, the carder can simply launch the mask through a browser and proxy connection and conduct any operations online.

In order to enhance security, Kaspersky Lab recommends businesses implement the following measures:
• Enable multi-factor authentication at every stage of user validation processes.
• Consider introducing new methods of additional verification, such as biometrics.
• Harness the most advanced analytics for user behavior.
• Integrate Threat Intelligence feeds into SIEM and other security controls in order to get access to the most relevant and up-to-date threat data, and to prepare for possible future attacks.

A blog summarizing the Digital Doppelgangers threat can be found on Securelist.

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