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US News Amazon: A data leak reveals a gigantic fake notice network

12:20  11 may  2021
12:20  11 may  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a fake notice network involving more than 200,000 accounts on the Amazon website. The network, which links traders looking for positive comments and Internet users delighted to receive free products, escaped the vigilance of the e-commerce giant, despite colossal investments.

For nine French in ten, consult the comments of the Internet users before buying an online product has become a habit, according to an IFOP poll for opinion System published in February. And 40% of Internet users make them more confidence than in stores. But station to the false reviews that swallow on the Internet . The phenomenon is not recent but it has grown with the Covid-19 pandemic and the increased use of e-commerce. The Cybersecurity Researchers of Safety Detectives have recently updated a vast network of Internet users paid by brands to give positive advice on their products sold on Amazon.

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Des chercheurs en cybersécurité ont mis au jour un réseau de faux avis impliquant plus de 200.000 comptes sur le site d'Amazon. Le réseau, qui lie commerçants en quête de commentaires positifs et internautes ravis de recevoir des produits gratuits, a échappé à la vigilance du géant du e-commerce, malgré des investissements colossaux. © Johannes Eisele / AFP Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a false notice network involving more than 200,000 accounts on the Amazon site. The network, which links traders looking for positive comments and Internet users delighted to receive free products, escaped the vigilance of the e-commerce giant, despite colossal investments.

In the shadows, an exchange of good methods

The process is not new but it continues despite the efforts of the platforms. Above all, it is childish simplicity. Trademarks that sell their products on Amazon contact groups of Internet users via online forums. In exchange for a positive comment and a score of five stars, they promise them free products. In order not to be detected, Internet users buy the products in question on the site. After delivery, they leave their comment, obviously dithyrambic. At that time, the brand reimburses them by PayPal and the user keeps the product as a gift. Everyone wins, except the real consumers who rely without knowing a false opinion.

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 was with fake product reconstructions at Amazon © default_credit Hacker (Image: cnet.com) An open database has revealed the identities of more than 200,000 people who are apparently involved in Amazon schemes for fake product reconstructions. Names, e-mail addresses and PayPal details have been released and left online. The Cybersecurity Team of SafetyDetectives discovered an open ElasticSearch database that revealed an organized fraud with counterfeit reviews at Amazon .

In total, plus 200,000 suspected accounts of fraudulent opinion have been identified in this data leak. The origin of the network could not be precisely determined but, according to Safety Detectives, the server on which the exchanges between users and traders were stored "seems to be located in China". This kind of network, of unpublished magnitude, is very difficult to detect for Amazon since the opinions issued correspond to purchases made by members on the platform.

The number of false reviews has increased with COVID

The e-commerce giant, however, has important resources to flush out fake comments, with $ 500 million in investments and 8,000 people allocated to this task. But at the rate of 10 million opinions posted by week, the task is titanic. According to the FakeSpot website, which analyzes comments online, 42% of the opinions published in 2020 on Amazon were suspicious, compared with 36% in 2019, evidence that the pandemic of Covid-19 increases the risk of fraud.

"We work tirelessly to protect the integrity of customer reviews and we will continue to innovate to ensure that customers have confidence in the authenticity and relevance of Amazon's reviews," said the US giant in response to the revelation of this fraud. "We thus pursued thousands of malicious actors for trying to abuse our opinions. We encourage clients concerned about the authenticity of opinion left on a product to use the 'Report abuse', Available on each notice, so that we can investigate and take appropriate action. "

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