Hackers Selling Thomson Reuters World-Check Terrorism Database

July 21, 2016


On July 17, 2016, it was reported that two different hackers were independently claiming to be selling the Thomson Reuters World-Check database on the Dark Web. The World-Check database leaked due to a security flaw in June 2016, and contains details of alleged terrorists compiled from various sources. The database was originally owned by Thomson Reuters Corporation, which it sold to government and security agencies. Analysis from an IT security company claimed that there were 2,248,125 entries in the database, including details about 181,060 financial crimes, 130,115 narcotic related crimes and 76,890 terrorism-related incidents. Currently, the database is available for sale for 3.5000 bitcoin ($2345.00) and 10 bitcoin ($6706.00).


Source: Hackread.com, July 17, 2016.