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Hackers scraped personal data from thousands of plus-size women

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The following excerpt is from Business Insider:

Hackers obtained personal data on thousands of plus-size women, possibly with the aim of scamming them with products like false weight loss supplements, according to cybersecurity firm DynaRisk.

The hackers also discussed selling the women's data to third parties for targeted advertising, according to posts made on hacker forums obtained by DynaRisk and viewed by Business Insider.

The breach shows how hackers are attempting to cash in on the lucrative personal-data market driven by online advertising.

 

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