Having your passwords, credit card, or even your full-fledged identity stolen can cause immeasurable damage and trauma to victims.
However, personal information is sold for mere dollars on the dark web.
A new analysis shows that the price of a hacked Google account is only $60, while a hacked HBO Max account is only $2.
The average cost of a fake US driver’s license is $150, and 1,000 fake social media followers will only set you back $2-$5.
Privacy Affairs, a data privacy and cybersecurity research group, has analyzed the supply and price of these products on the Dark Web.
The dark web is the notorious “hidden” side of the Internet: it hosts websites that cannot be found on Google and can only be accessed through special browsers.
The identities and locations of users of the dark web remain anonymous and cannot be traced due to layered encryption systems, making it a hotbed for criminals.
Earlier this year, law enforcement agencies around the world dismantled Genesis Market, an online marketplace that bought and sold hacked user data, in Operation Cookie Monster.
Privacy Matters, a data privacy and cybersecurity research group, has looked at the supply and price of these products on the Dark Web and we’ve compiled some highlights.
Credit card details
Credit card details with balances up to $5,000 are $110, and online banking logins with $2,000 or more are $60.
A hacked TDBank account sets the buyer back just $30. Clone Visa, American Express, and Mastercard cards with PINs are a steal at $20.
Payment processing services: Barclays online banking login credentials are $2,100, while Santander is $1,800 and Chase is just $500. Cashapp and Citibank verified accounts sell for $860 and $200, respectively.
Get This: 50 hacked PayPal account logins are selling for $120, while PayPal account details with a minimum balance of $1,000 are just $10.
Credit card details with balances up to $5,000 are $110, and online banking logins with $2,000 or more are $60
The price for 10 million US email addresses is $120. No wonder you get so much spam
A new analysis shows that the price of a hacked Google account is just $60, while a hacked HBO Max account is just $2. The average cost of a fake US driver’s license is $150, and 1,000 Fake social media followers will only cost you $2-$5.
Crypto.com verified accounts cost $300.
Coinbase is just under $250. The going rate for a hacked Robinhood account is $150.
A hacked Gmail account costs $60, while Facebook and Instagram accounts cost $25. Hacked Twitter accounts cost $20. Do you want 1,000 followers for your social media account? Just spend $2 or $5 for LinkedIn.
Hacked Services: A verified Airbnb account costs $300; a hacked account is only $12. Tired of ever increasing streaming subscription prices? You can get an illegal year-long subscription to Netflix for $20. Hacked Disney+ and Hulu accounts are $3 and HBO (now Max) is set to just $2.
Forged Document Scans:
A New York driver’s license scan is $60 and the same for Minnesota is $22. Want a personalized driver’s license? That’s $35. A US passport scan costs $50.
Forged physical documents: European Union passports cost $3,000, but a Maltese passport costs $4,000. Many US state IDs cost $200 and the average cost of a US driver’s license is $150. A counterfeit Green Card costs $450.
Email database dumps:
The price of 10 million US email addresses: $120. No wonder you get so much spam.
Premium malware costs $4,500 per 1,000 installations. High-quality American malware is more of a bargain at $1,500 per 1,000 installs.
Move on to medium quality malware from the US with a 70 percent success rate for $700. Malware targeting Android OS devices costs $650 per 1,000 installs.
Usernames, passwords and other account information may be for sale without your knowledge.
Websites like HaveIBeenPwned and CyberNews Checker allow you to enter your email address to see if you were part of a data breach.
These sites track genuine data breaches and are regularly updated. They will tell you if your email and passwords were part of any known breaches.
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