Criminals on the Dark Web (a lawless, unregulated part of the Internet) are supplying fake diplomas and employment certifications to anyone with a few hundred bucks.
According to Israeli threat intelligence firm Sixgill, people are even hiring hackers to penetrate university computer systems to alter grades.
The company has pinpointed multiple vendors selling degrees and accreditation that can easily be mistaken for being legitimate, so the market for fraudulent documents is booming.
Like most things on the Dark Web, the diplomas are priced in BitCoin. When converted into dollars, these range in price from $200-400.
Are you sure your employees are legally certified? With these services readily available, now would be a good time to perform more thorough checks.